Belgium have confirmed the appointment of former Everton boss Roberto Martinez to succeed Marc Wilmots.
The Spaniard was dismissed by Everton in May just before the end of a disappointing Premier League campaign, bringing to an end his three-year spell at Goodison Park.
He will take charge of a Belgium side who failed to live up to the pre-tournament hype at Euro 2016, suffering a 3-1 quarter-final exit at the hands of Wales.
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That led to Wilmots losing his job as Belgium sought a new direction for their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
In Martinez they have turned to a man whose entire managerial career has been spent in England.
Having started out at Swansea City, where he won the third-tier title, he went on to enjoy a spell at Wigan Athletic that included an against-the-odds FA Cup triumph in 2012-13.
Despite claiming fifth spot in his first season in charge at Everton, the two campaigns that followed showed a decline in form and Martinez was dismissed with one game of the 2015-16 campaign remaining.
Belgium are drawn alongside Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus and Gibraltar in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign and start with a game against Cyprus on September 6.
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