“The top 4? Yes, it is accessible ”

 “The top 4? Yes, it is accessible ”

Aimé Anthuenis is convinced that Anderlecht can grab the playoffs: “The top 4? Yes, it is accessible ”

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Aimé Anthuenis is convinced that Anderlecht can grab the playoffs: “The top 4? Yes, it is accessible ”

The international truce will have been agitated behind the scenes on the side of Anderlecht where we learned, ten days ago, that the club suffered a record financial loss of 36 million euros for the 2019-2020 financial year and that Johan Beerlandt , the boss of Besix who was a minority shareholder, resigned from his post as director. In the process, the Mauves Army, a club of loyal supporters, showed their discontent by demonstrating in front of the stadium. What to raise the tension of a notch. Still in the extra-sporting department, Wouter Vandenhaute, the president of Anderlecht, announced in our columns this Saturday that Vincent Kompany would ultimately not become a shareholder of the club “in order to focus solely on his role as T1”.

We would almost forget the athlete. This Sunday, the Mauves receive OHL with the firm intention of getting back into the saddle after the slap received two weeks ago in Bruges. And this, without their nugget Jérémy Doku who played his first minutes on the side of Rennes this Friday evening. “Certainly, the departure of Doku, but also those of Saelemaekers and Bornauw previously are not ideal from a sporting point of view. But it is probably inevitable if the new leaders want to leave with a correct financial balance, ”notes Aimé Anthuenis, who was Anderlecht coach between 1999 and 2002.

Anthuenis remains positive

“On the other hand, the advantage of Anderlecht is that there are always new young people arriving. The RSCA is in a way a factory for young people. Moreover, despite the recent departures, I am convinced that the club can finish in the top 4 this season. When players step onto the pitch, they don’t think about extra-sporting and financial issues. We should obviously not talk about a title, as was the case in the 2000s when Anderlecht still played to be champion. But, given all these issues, finishing in the top four would already be a great result. “

An excellent result is naturally what the people of Brussels will want to forge against OHL this Sunday. “My prognosis is that they will take the three points,” predicted, confident, the former successful coach of the Mauves.


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