Next Tuesday, the Belgian Union will elect its new president. Still, there won’t really be a choice to make because Paul Van den Bulck (56) is the only candidate in the running. Both French-speaking and Dutch-speaking amateurs and professionals support the Brussels lawyer with Congolese roots. He will succeed Robert Huyens, who played a transitional figure at the head of the country’s largest sports federation.
While CEO Peter Bossaerts will take over the executive functions of the UB, the chances of seeing Paul Van den Bulck more prominently than his predecessor are high. To a certain extent, his appointment is a surprise since he does not have a lot of experience in the world of football, even if he joined the Board of Directors of the Belgian Union last year. He will sit as an independent.