Van Den Brom leaves RSC
RSCA manager John Van Den Brom has left the club by mutual consent. Van Den Brom had led Anderlecht to the league title earlier this month. This decision was made in correlation in been offered the Anorthosis managerial job.
Former player Hannu Tihinen has been placed in charge until the end of the season.
"Both parties thought it in the best interests of the club that he stand down," said Roger Van Stocken in a statement on the club's website.
VdB refused to answer questions about his Anderlecht future following there 3-1 defeat by APOEL in a post season friendly on Wednesday, the club's third loss in 7 games.
And when his press conference ahead of the victory parade on Sunday was cancelled on Friday, it fuelled further speculation that the former manager's tenure was drawing to a close.
"I have found the last few months some of the most challenging of my career," read a statement from Van Den Brom
"I am very sad not to have been able to stay longer but however that is football , many people believe my reason to leave is because of football it isnt, it is do with my fiancee being Cypriot. She asked me to leave and obliged , I do not need the stress that comes with teams like this anymore."
Tihinen" Me and Roger have very similar views for the club and where we would like to see the club progress too. Afer an initial evaluation I believe that I will need in the region of 6 new signings into the club. My main priorities are full backs and another playmaker to accompany Praet. All the players can come to me with anything, well everything apart from blisters , there god's punishment for playing football on the holy day. My expectations are to win the Super Cup, the league and Belgian Cup while finishing third in any UCL group would be an achievement by sny Belgian team. My main focus will be on the league and building a team for the future around Praet , our new captain"
Van Constant" Hannu is a very good raw coach , his cult status at the club will work in his favour , with his plan to breed success , I would like to advise all fans thst this is a ten year project that will allow us to be a European Powerhouse. Hannu will be earning around £24000 a week and has a contract for an intial year that we hope to extend around March. We will give Hannau £7.2 million to win the league when the wage budget is changed"
Spokesperson of RSCA Toronto; Grayson said " Tihinen was my idol when growing up and to have manage my team is an absolute pleasure. I am partically impressed in the faith he has given Praet which he deserves. Many fans will wonder what the team will look like, however I can hope we will sign Thorgan Hazard and other youngsters"