The mediocre performances in the competition and the 0-5 against Leipzig have no consequences for Philippe Clement for the time being. Due to his tactical and player choices, the Club Brugge coach was handed the Zwarte Piet on Wednesday. As a result, Clement is in the worst weather since he became head coach at Waasland-Beveren five years ago.

At Club they still recognize the merits of Clement, who became champion twice in a row and started this Champions League campaign strongly. In the league, with a shared second place and play-offs in prospect, not everything has been lost yet. At the same time, it is expected that Clement will restore the disturbed relationship with the dressing room and will ensure good results in the next two matches against Genk (league and cup). Clement has changed a lot recently and put many players in other positions, especially against Leipzig. This happened before and that caused confusion and dissatisfaction, not least among the captain Ruud Vormer, who was often relegated to a substitute. There is no doubt that in the quest for stability, Vormer will kick off in Genk on Sunday.(lvdw)

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