Belgium coach, Roberto Martinez has confirmed he’s no longer the manager of the Red Devils’ after their World Cup exit on Thursday.
The Spanish gaffer has been in charge of Belgium since 2016. Under him, Belgium rose to first in the FIFA World Rankings in 2018.
Going into their last group game against 2018 World Cup finalist, Croatia, Belgium needed to beat Croatia in order to progress to the round of 16.
Martinez men created a lot of scoring opportunities but failed to convert them. The former Everton coach contract expires after the tournament and he announced in the post-match press conference that he will not be staying on.
When asked about his future, Martinez confirmed to reporters: “That was my last game. It was emotional as you can imagine.
“I arrived with the clear idea of qualifying for the (2018) World Cup. Then we became so engaged with the project and won the bronze medal. I’m so proud of these players.
“It has been amazing. Six years where we’ve been able to do everything you want to do … (and) the team has played has given people real joy. But this is the time for me to accept (it is over).”
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