Everton scout Andy De Smet has left the Merseyside club to join up with new Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. During his time at Goodison Park, De Smet was responsible for scouting players in the Belgian, Dutch, French and Portuguese leagues.
Sport Magazine have reported on De Smet’s re-union with Martinez after the pair worked together at Everton. His role for the Belgian national team will provide Martinez and his coaching style with a lowdown on the opposing teams they will meet in the World Cup qualifiers.
De Smet’s first mission will to be to watch the game between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Estonia next month. Belgium set to meet Bosnia-Herzegovina for a World Cup qualifier in October.
Earlier this month it was announced Martinez would become the next coach of Belgium after Marc Wilmots stepped down from the role after they were knocked out of the Euros by Wales. The former Everton manager has already appointed Graeme Jones as No.2, and also ex Arsenal star Thierry Henry as his second assistant coach.