- Sven Vandenbroek only lasted three months at CR Belouzidad
- He agreed a contract termination with CRB officials after suffering his first league defeat of the season against on Sunday
- Sven Vandenbroek is respected across the continent for his 2017 AFCON win
- His situation is under surveillance cameras set up by many clubs on the continent and beyond
Former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon fitness coach, Sven Vandenbroek has left his role as CR Belouzidad’s lead trainer with immediate effect, a club statement this Monday, October 9, revealed.
According to Algerian media,the 44-year-old elected to leave the club after reaching an agreement with the president, Mehdi Rabehi which pushed for enforce the termination of their contract due to differences in their points of view after a 2-3 defeat to Khenchela in an Algeria Ligue 1 game on Sunday.
The decision comes exactly a week after Wamba Leonel scored a hat-trick for CR Belouzidad to beat Sierra Leone’s Bo Rangers 3-1, and complete a 6-2 aggregate win and entry into the group stage of the 2023/24 CAF Champions League.
Despite the comfortable triumph in continental competition, coach Sven, who finished runners-up in last season’s CAF Champions League with Wydad Casablanca has only won one of two games in the domestic championship – occupying the 11th spot with three points and two games in hand.
The move to go separate ways had sparked inquest among Belouzidad faithfuls that had adopted Sven and loved his ways since he arrived from Wydad Casablanca in July this year.
Sven, a retired defender, has had stints at Simba SC and also managed the Zambia national team among others.
The Belgian is no stranger to African football. Besides Wydad Casablanca, he has been head coach of Tanzanian giants Simba SC and was part of Cameroon’s technical staff when they won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations under current Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Henry Broos.
The two-time Tanzania League winner with Simba SC and the Moroccan Throne cup winner in his AS FAR days is out of work again.
The former Belgium international will leave Algeria within the next 48, hoping to catch his breath before returning to the coaching business noted for its everlasting pressure.
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