Bob Peeters after a disappointing one in eighteen sacked as coach of Westerlo, the red lantern in the Jupiler Pro League. “The new board of KVC Westerlo has decided to terminate the collaboration with Bob Peeters,” the club confirmed in a statement.
Peeters could with Westerlo only in the opening game of the season a point at home against Standard (2-2) gathering and then there was even more. In subsequent races, however, followed five defeats in a row, making “Westel” after six rounds with one point disconsolate last state in the highest division. Last weekend they were still heavy 4-1 defeat at KV Kortrijk.
“The increasing pressure on the new project and the important matches in prospect prompted the club to this measure. KVC Westerlo hopes this recurring negative sporting results to bend in positive results to arrive so in safer waters,” it sounds in the communication. “KVC Westerlo want coach Bob Peeters to thank you for the tireless efforts and the highly professional cooperation and wishes him every success in the future.”
A successor to the 42-year-old Peeters has not indicated yet. The former Red Devil was less than a year to work in the Kempen. End of November 2015 he succeeded the sacked Harm van Veldhoven. Peeters was itself just thanks for services rendered in Lokeren, which brought home to replace former coach Georges Leekens. Contrary to expectations, failed Peeters last season in Westerlo still hold in the highest class, which in April he even gave a contract extension for two seasons.
For Peeters Westerlo was already the sixth club in as many seasons. At first he was head coach at Cercle Brugge (2010-2012), then he continued his career with AA Gent (2012-2013), Waasland-Beveren (2013-2014), Charlton Athletic (2014-2015) and Lokeren (2015). Only at Waasland-Beveren ended his passage out of a resignation.
The resignation of Peeters is the second this season in the top division after Yannick Ferrera last week was put on the street at Standard. The Rouches picked as a substitute Aleksandar Janković away at KV Mechelen, after Ferrera went to Malinwa. KV Kortrijk was the beginning of the season Bart Van Lancker appointed head coach since Karim Belhocine not have the required Pro Licence qualification.