Anderlecht do not want to continue with Dutch trainer: ‘We do not want to burn him’

Robin Veldman has temporarily taken over the duties of the dismissed Felice Mazzù at Anderlecht. However, the relatively unknown Dutchman is not an option for the long term, said chairman Wouter Vandenhaute (left in the photo).

Anderlecht are having a dramatic season and are only 12th in the Belgian league. Last weekend, Standard Liège lost 5-0, after the referee definitively stopped the match after the umpteenth incident with the RSCA supporters in the away section. This loss was the reason for Mazzu’s dismissal.

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Not for the future
Veldman is now at the helm in Brussels. He started at Anderlecht Under-21 a year ago and before that he worked at the youth academy of Ajax and sc Heerenveen. Vandenhaute emphasized that he does not see a coach for the future in Veldman.

“He is one of the mainstays in rebuilding the club,” said the chairman. “We don’t want to burn him. We need him in the long term. In the short term Robin is a good solution, but there is no shortage of good candidates to become our trainer.”

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