Georges Leekens

By Angu Lesley
Football Writer,

Former Desert Foxes of Algeria and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia head coach Georges Leekens has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect.

The 70-year-old Belgian footballer who embraced coaching after retirement as a footballer announced his second retiral from the beautiful game on Wednesday.

The one-time Royal Mouscron gaffer between 2003-2004 enjoyed a successful coaching career.
In the the later part between 2014 and 2017, he took charge of the Tunisia and Algeria national selections.

The ex Al Hilal gaffer managed 593 games across 20 clubs and four national selections.

Leekens was generally considered as one of the most technically astute Belgian coach of his generation.

The ex Lokeren gaffer quits the coaching business after 35 years in the field.

Leekens won five domestic trophies as a coach in Belgium and three trophies as a player.

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