André Hechelmann: An important factor in our decision
Sporting director André Hechelmann revealed that he felt Karel Geraerts was exactly the kind of coach the club wanted as soon as he met him. “Our conversations were extremely positive straight away. We were immediately on the same page, both as people and when it comes to football. We could sense the huge amount of energy Karel has, as well as the fact that he is extremely excited for this challenge,” said Hechelmann, who, together with Peter Knäbel, spoke to the Belgian for five hours the first time they met one another.