By Alex Stevens
Roberto Martinez has been appointed the new manager of Belgium, it was announced on Wednesday night.
The Spaniard has landed his first international post after being sacked as Everton manager at the end of last season following three years at the helm.
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) August 3, 2016
Martinez will take over the Belgium team from Marc Wilmots, who left in the wake of the country’s quarter-final exit at Euro 2016.
The Red Devils were beaten 3-1 by Wales as a team packed with Premier League stars including Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Mousa Dembele, Toby Alderweireld, Marouane Fellaini and Thibaut Courtois were widely regarded as failing to live up to expectations.
Martinez will now take the reins ahead of Belgium’s qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup, when they will once again be regarded as a potential winner of the competition.
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