Ghanaian midfielder Bennard Kumordzi gets former Aston Villa manager McLeish as new coach at Genk
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Ghanaian midfielder Bennard Kumordzi will play under former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish at Racing Genk after the Belgian Pro League side confirmed the appointment of 55-year-old on Friday evening.
Genk sacked Emilio Ferrera last month and installed assistant Pierre Denier in a temporary role following the club’s poor start to the Pro League season.
McLeish arrives at the Cristal Arena after leaving Nottingham Forest in 2013 and is expected to turn around the fortunes of the club with Ghana’s Kumordzi expected to feature prominently in his plans.
Watching from the stands at the Cristal Arena on Friday night, McLeish, who has also had a spell with Birmingham City, saw Genk survived a scare from Gent to emerge 3-2 victors in a Pro League game with Kumordzi completing the entire duration of the game.
Kumordzi is on his third season with Genk and signed a fresh two-year extension to his existing contract before the start of the current season.