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Roberto Martínez to field questions about his performance as Red Devils coach at charity event in Waterloo

12:41 23/03/2023

Do you have a question for Roberto Martínez, Belgium’s former national football coach, on his management of the so-called golden generation of players?

The current coach of Portugal’s national side is to be quizzed at the charity event A conversation with Robert Martínez “Au revoir” at St John’s International School in Waterloo on 30 March.

Organised by the school for the international community, the public is invited to ask questions in advance online here. A selection of questions will be directed to Martínez during the live event.

He announced his departure as Belgium’s head coach after the Red Devils crashed out of the group stage of the World Cup in December. The Spanish national had been in charge for six years. He said he was proud of his legacy despite the team’s failure to win a major championship with a clutch of star players, including Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois.

Charity patron

As the outgoing patron of Relay for Life, the ex-footballer will talk about his life, career and future goals. A ‘handover’ of his patron role of Relay for Life is due to follow, with a surprise guest taking over.

The event is fundraising for two worthy causes. The first is providing aid to Turkey and Syria, following the recent devastating earthquakes via Consortium 12-12. It consists of seven member organizations: Carita International, Belgian Red Cross, Handicap International, Doctors of the World, Oxfam Belgium, Plan International Belgium and UNICEF Belgium.

“Working together helps reduce appeal costs, while maximising the organisations' ability to respond to humanitarian needs on the ground,” said one of the organisers.

The second cause is Relay for Life, which is supporting Foundation against Cancer. Over 24 hours, community members of a city, town or locality mobilise themselves to celebrate people who have conquered cancer, support those that are still fighting the disease and pay tribute to those that have died.

Tickets for the event cost €10.

A conversation with Robert Martínez “Au revoir”
30 March 19.00
St John’s International School
Drève Richelle 146

Photo: The Bulletin ©Bart Dewaele

Written by The Bulletin