Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | World Cup 2014

Belgium coach not ready for new deal



Belgium want to offer coach Marc Wilmots a contract extension as they close in on qualification for next year's World Cup finals but he said on Monday they should wait.

"Contract talks are not in order now. I want to concentrate fully on the next two qualification matches. Go Belgium!" he tweeted (@WilmotsMarc) in response to Belgian press reports he is to be offered a new deal.

Belgian Football Federation executive Philippe Collin told reporters after a 2-0 away win in Scotland on Friday they wanted to talk to Wilmots in the next days over a new deal.

The 44-year-old has a two-year contract that runs out next May.

As Belgium revels in the renaissance of their team, who are top of the Group A standings, Wilmots has been a rare voice of moderation amid growing fervour.

After Friday's win in Glasgow, Wilmots warned there could yet be twists and turns in their World Cup qualification race, where closest rivals Croatia are five points behind with two matches each to play.

"The match in Zagreb on October 11 will not be easy. For as long as we have not booked our ticket to Brazil, we must stay sober," he told reporters.

Belgium have not played in a major tournament over the last decade. They were World Cup semifinalists in 1986 but many experts believe their current generation of players has more potential.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Mon, 21 Apr @ 09:00
Fri, 18 Apr @ 05:00
Mon, 21 Apr @ 14:30
Mon, 21 Apr @ 15:30

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Professional referees - is that the answer?
It seems this question has been around for a long time. In fact, I remember being asked it way back...

Iwedi Ojinmah
For Nigeria the noise will come
One just has to look at a map of Africa and South America to understand the special relationship...

Neil Tovey
Climbing the pyramid of success
The fact that an Al Ahly official said the club “have started negotiations with Oupa Manyisa”...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria to win the 2014 World Cup!
If you were a betting man, who would you put your money on to win the 2014 World Cup? Or better...

Carol Radull
Respect your coaches please
I’m a little sick in the pit of my stomach over how Kenyan Premier Clubs are treating their coaches.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Liverpool staying the course
In an incredible atmosphere at Anfield, Liverpool kept up their relentless pursuit of Liverpool’s...