Belgium giants, Standard de Liege have named Mbaye Leye, a former Terenga Lions striker as their new head coach untill the end of 2020/21 season.
Mbaye replaces French born tactician, Phillipe Moutanier who was relieved off the duties on 26th December due to poor results after being on the job for 178 days.
“Standard Liege and our former player and assistant coach MBAYE LEYE reached an agreement: the Senegalese 38 years became the head coach of our team one era to the end of the 2020-2021 season.” Club statement.
“He will be assisted by Patrick ASSELMAN, our former player and current video analyst, who will combine this function with that of assistant coach.”
“The rest of the sports staff remains unchanged: Eric DEFLANDRE (assistant coach), Jan VAN STEENBERGHE (goalkeeper coach), Renaat PHILIPPAERTS (physical trainer), Kevin MINY (physical trainer) and Stan VAN DEN BUIJS (scout).”
“Our club wishes Mbaye LEYE a safe return and the best in his new functions.”
The 38 year old coach played for Standard de Liege from 2010 to 2012 and made 48 appearances with 8 goals to his name and helped the team to clinch Belgium Cup in 2010-11 season.
Mbaye joined the Standard de Liege technical team as one of the assistant coaches in 2019.
His first game as full head coach will be at home against waasland Beveren on 11th January 2021 as they embark on search for their first win in the last 8 games in all competitions.
Standard de Liege occupies the 11th position with 25 points from 19 games.