In less than a month, if all goes well, the Jupiler Pro League will be back. Now is the time for us to present the teams for this 2020-2021 season.
Will Zulte Waregem supporters have to settle for a team playing midfield next season? It is quite possible, but it is clear that Dury’s team is at the start of a project that is intended to be viable over several years.
Elements of experience
During the last exercise, the Allies blew hot and cold and the position of the Graverbeek coach was even weakened. So, in order not to make the same mistake twice, management has added experienced players to the team. Jelle Vossen arrived in January, Berahino was retained, as Olivier Deschacht.
Daniel Opare has arrived from Antwerp to take his place in the right lane and boys like Govea have one more season on the clock. Bossut, even though he competes with Bostyn, should also hold his place between the poles.
Very young players who are going to have playing time
If experienced players are there for the short term, it is clear that Zulte Waregem’s plan is to place his young players in the A team. Some already have a good season in their legs, like Pletinckx.
Others like the two promising youngsters Jannes Van Haecke and Mathieu De Smet will have the opportunity to prove throughout the season that the club was right to bet on them. A season is long and they will have playing time, in the league and in the cup.
New in the staff
The most publicized arrival is that of Timmy Simons. The former Club Brugge player is learning his coaching profession, which he first did with the youngsters of Brugge. There he is now in Dury’s shadow.
As for the Arc-En-Ciel stadium, we hope that he will bring his experience and his life to the group, which if it already has quite a few, is also helped by an outside eye.
Zulte-Waregem is therefore in the process of reconstruction. If everyone expects to see them in the middle of the standings, the main thing for them is to prepare for the following seasons.