Belgium Appoint Roberto Martinezby Jack Kitson / 04 August 2016, 08:56Tweet
Roberto Martinez has surprised us all by becoming the new Belgium manager.
The former Swansea, Wigan and Everton boss has been hotly linked with the Hull City vacancy, however in a shock turn of events he was announced as Marc Wilmots' successor at Belgium on Wednesday night.
Martinez inherits one of the most talented squads in international football, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukuku now at his disposal.
The country's so called "Golden Generation" has yet to fullfill its potential - suffering quarter-final defeats at both the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 (the latter of which was a hugely disappointing 3-1 defeat to Wales).
It will now be up to Martinez to change this as he prepares for the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, with Belgium the favourites to progress from a group which contains Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus, and Gibraltar, while the Red Devils can be backed at 20/1 (Betfred) to go on and hoist the famous gold trophy.