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Roberto Martinez will stay at Belgium

Mon 05 July 2021 | 12:40

Belgium are going to retain Roberto Martinez’s services as their coach notwithstanding their exit from Euro 2020 in the quarter-finals, according to the Belgian FA.

Chief executive officer of the Belgian Football Association

Peter Bossaert

revealed that

Roberto Martinez

will continue his reign at

Belgium

.

Notwithstanding being number one in the FIFA World rankings, Belgium suffered a defeat at Euro 2020 and were eliminated at the hands of Italy in the quarter-finals.

"

Today we start preparations for the September and October games. Roberto Martinez will be there. No official communication will follow, but there is no reason to change the staff,"

Bossaert said.

Martinez’s ‘Golden Generation’ loss 2-1 to Italy on Friday, which was after their 2018 World Cup elimination in the semi-finals.

Having been knocked out from the last four at Euro 2016 at the hands of Wales, Marc Wilmots was sacked by the club.

Tottenham were eyeing Martinez for the summer transfer window but they have appointed Nuno Espirito Santo now.

Bossaert would like to see Martinez lead the club in the World Cup next year.

"

I don't have the feeling he will step down,"

he said.

"There is no problem with him at the moment. There will be no real evaluation because, as with any successful business, we have a culture of permanent evaluation."


source: SportMob