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René Vandereycken
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Date of birth July 22, 1953 (1953-07-22) (age 56)
Place of birth    Spalbeek, Belgium
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1971–1974
1974–1981
1981–1983
1983–1986
1986–1987
1987–1989
KSC Hasselt
Club Brugge
Genoa CFC
R.S.C. Anderlecht
Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin
K.A.A. Gent
00? 0(?)
233 (63)
028 0(0)
094 (13)
024 0(0)
041 0(1)   
National team
1975–1986 Belgium 050 0(3)
Teams managed
1989–1993
1993–1994
1994–1997
1997
2000
2002–2004
2004–2005
2006–2009
K.A.A. Gent
Standard de Liège
R.W.D. Molenbeek
R.S.C. Anderlecht
1. FSV Mainz 05
FC Twente
K.R.C. Genk
Belgium

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

René Vandereycken (born July 22, 1953 in Spalbeek) is a Belgian football manager and a former player. He was the head coach of the Belgian national team from January 1, 2006 to April 7, 2009.

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Career

He played for Club Brugge, Genoa and Anderlecht.

International

As a player he got 50 caps and scored 3 goals for the national team, and represented Belgium at the Euro 1980, in the final of which he scored a penalty.

Coaching career

He used to coach FC Twente as well as R.S.C. Anderlecht for some months and was fired by K.R.C. Genk in June 2005 after he managed to qualify the team for the UEFA Cup. The other teams he managed were Gent, Standard, RWDM and Mainz 05. Vandereycken is known to like the defensive play and to be a tactician.

He was the head coach of the Belgian national team from January 2006 to April 2009. During this time, he was subject to a lot of criticism in the press for his tactical decisions. He was sacked on the 7 April 2009 after not managing to get any points from 2 matches against Bosnia in World Cup qualifying.[1].[2]

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