Category Archives: Profiles

Jan Vertonghen – top class and on the move?

Jan Vertonghen (24, Ajax) Vertonghen is from the Beerschot-Ajax production line, following in the footsteps of friend and international colleague Thomas Vermaelen. Vertonghen is the more flexible of the two: he’s played midfield and full back for Belgium, while cementing his position as centre back and captain for Ajax. Ex-Belgium boss Dick Advocaat reckons that… Read More »

Michel Preud’homme – a man for all seasons

For many years, the only Belgian coach with an international reputation was Eric Gerets. That’s changed. While Gerets was opting for lots of dollars with Al Hilal, Michel Preud’homme was working miracles in the lowlands. After a poor start to his managerial career with Standard Liege in the early nineties, Preud’homme was completely screwed by… Read More »