Yves Vanderhaeghe (Roeselare30 January 1970) is a Belgian football manager and former footballer. Since 2014 he is head coach of KV Kortrijk. As a player he was active at RSC AnderlechtExcelsior Mouscron and Eendracht Aalst. He also played 48 times for the Red Devils, with whom he participated in the Euro 2000 and WORLD CUP 2002.


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Career as player[Edit]Edit

Early Years[Edit]Edit

Yves Vanderhaeghe was born in Roeselare and joined at an early age to the modest FC Roeselare. In 1986, the year that the club was promoted to the fourth grade , he was loaned to Cercle Brugge of trainer Georges Leekens. The young midfielder joined the Premier League club did not play. Only in the season 1987/88 he got under trainer Roland Rahman his first chance. On november 7, 1987, he made his official debut against Standard Liege in Belgium for Cercle. In 1988 he graduated in direction studies at the Athénée Royal in Roeselare. Later he also obtained a diploma in physical education to the higher Pedagogical Institute in Bruges.

Vivian, who after two years, returned back to FC Roeselare Cercle Brugge, however, for the top-class football seemed lost when it was in the summer of 1988 established a meningitis with him. First he got balance and vision disorders, later he also lost the ability to read or write. [1Vivek spent five months in the hospital to treat his severe meningitis. He ended up in a coma and was even a day clinically dead. [2the latter was misinterpreted by the stadium announcer of FC Roeselare, leaving him in the Rodenbachstadion omriep that the 18-year-old midfielder had died. A day later also appeared an obituary in the newspaper the people. [1ultimately proved the administration of large doses of cortisone his salvation.

In January 1989 could Vivian again play football. From then on he grew into one of the strong holders at Roeselare, which played in the third Division . In 1990 the club was relegated, but returned a year later Vivian and his team mates immediately back to the third Division. There he was discovered by second division side Excelsior Mouscronin 1992. Vivian grew under trainer André Viana to the game party establishing the national football team. In the season 1993/94 he was with eight goals one of the overachievers at Mouscron. The club was runners-up in the Second Division and seized in the final round just next to the promotion to the highest Division. Eendracht Aalst, that thanks to winning the final round although the first division rose, took Vivian after the season about of Mouscron.

Eendracht Aalst[Edit]Edit

In the summer of 1994, Vivian with Eendracht Aalst back at the highest level. In the team of trainer Jan Ceulemans , he was a team mate of, among others, Godwin OkparaLeo Van der ElstEdi Krnčević and Gilles De Bilde, who then was about to win the Golden Boot . Eendracht Aalst was working on a sporting advance and was in the season 1994/95 surprising fourth in the League, just behind the three traditional top clubs.Thereby if Vivian a year later for the first time European play. The midfielder took part in the UEFA Cup with Aalst and retired in the first round the Bulgarian Levski Sofia from. In the next round was Aalst itself turned off by the Italian Club AS Roma. In the first leg in Rome lost Aalst 4-0. The first goal was a shot that via Vivian in goal disappeared. The last goal was scored by the 19-year-old Francesco Totti. It was the first European goal of the later club icon of Roma. The second leg ended in a scoreloos tie.

After the success of the season 1994/95 knew Eendracht Aalst a relapse. In the season 1996/97 was trainer Caesar replaced by Urbain H and ended the club only a few points above the relegation zone. Also in the following season he hit Eendracht Aalst not way out of the lower part of the rankings.

Excelsior Mouscron[Edit]Edit

During the winter break of the season 1997/98 made Vivian switched to his former employer Mouscron. The club was promoted to the highest League in 1997 and become the revelation of the season. Vivian was a fixed value as defensive midfielder immediately under coach Hugo Broos. With players like Franky VandendriesscheStefaan TangheTonči Martić and the Polish brothers Michał and Marcin Żewłakow forced Mouscron in both 1999 and 2000 a place in the top five. Vivian fell at the Henegouwers especially on by his commitment and defensive work in midfield. That earned him in May 1999 a first selection for the national team. In 2000 he was elected Player of the season.

RSC Anderlecht[Edit]Edit

Not only the national team but also Dutch champion RSC Anderlecht and Tottenham Hotspur England showed interest in the late bloomer. In the summer of 2000 decorated Vivian a transfer to Anderlecht, that 75 million BEF (about 1.85 million euros) paid for him. At the Brussels club he and Walter Baseggio had to the departure of midfielders Enzo Scifo Pär Zetterberg and absorbing. Under coach Aimé Antheunis grew out to a lecturer and he also took Vitoria for the first time in his career participated in the Champions League. In the season 2000/01, Anderlecht took in the first group phase of the Champions League againstManchester UnitedDynamo Kiev and PSV. The inhabitants of Brussels were surprising group winner and thereby Real Madridin the next round, Leeds and Lazio Roma. Despite home victories against Real Madrid and Lazio knew Vitor and his team mates not to qualify for the quarterfinals.

At home made Anderlecht impression. In 2001 captured Vivian with purple and white his first League title. Some months previously was the tireless vacuum cleaner[3Anderlecht's second in the referendum of theGolden Shoe. The trophy eventually went to his teammate Jan Koller.

Also in the subsequent seasons remained Vivian is a fixed value. After the 2002 World Cup was Abbas head coach and was again United with trainer Hugo Broos Vivian at Anderlecht. A year later he got there with the return of Pär Zetterberg a new competitor in midfield at. Furthermore, he made a heavy injury much of the season 2003/04 was missing. Despite the injuries and the fact that at the age of 34 was approaching the end of his playing career, knew Vivian also in the season 2004/05 to enforce a place in the team. Also under Brittle ' successor Frank Vercauteren, who was promoted to head coach in February 2005, he regularly got play opportunities.

Lucas Biglia drew Anderlecht In 2006 with a new controlling midfielder to. The arrival of the Argentine midfielder seemed the end of the 36-year-old Vivian at purple and white to be mean, but yet he remained the club faithful. Because Vivian spoke Spanish with Biglia[4he built a relationship with the Argentine and he made sure the young talent could integrate more quickly in the team of trainer Vercauteren.


During the winter break of the season 2006/07 took Vivian still goodbye to Anderlecht. He went on to work at KSV Roeselare, the club that was born from the merger of SK Roeselare and his ex-club FC Roeselare.His return, however, was not a great success. In his fourth game for the West-Flemish, he was again injured the knee. In the following season he came under trainer Dirk G hardly play. Sporting Director Wim De Coninck offered him both the function of Assistant trainer as beloftencoach, but by his poor relationship with G he refused to go on those offers. [5After the season 2007/08, the 38-year-old midfielder a point behind his career as a footballer.

National team[Edit]Edit

After the season 1998/99 was Vivian by national coach Georges Leekens selected for the Kirin Cup. On 30 May 1999, he made his official debut against Peru for the Red Devils. Some months later, Lai succeeded by Robert Waseige. Also under the new national coach was Vivian a fixed value as a defensive midfielder. A year after his debut he was allowed to also take part in Euro 2000. At the European Championship, which was organized by Belgium and Netherlands, started every game in the basis Vanderhaeghe. The Devils, however, were all eliminated in the first round.

Two years later also for the Anderlecht midfielder Waseige selected World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Again, he started every game in the base. Vivian reached the 1/8 final with Belgium and took it on against later world champion Brazil, which features world topper as RonaldoRonaldinho and Rivaldo had. The Devils lost 2-0.

On 12 October 2005, the 35-year-old Vivian, who stand with the Red Devils didn't know to qualify for the 2004 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, his last international match for Belgium. He came in a total of 48 times in action for the national team. As Red Devils he was good for two goals. On 28 February 2001 Belgium won with 10-1 by San Marino. Vivian opened the monster score with a crossed shot and made just after the break with a slider in the short corner for the 4-0.

Career as trainer[Edit]Edit

KV Kortrijk[Edit]Edit

Assistant trainer[Edit]Edit

In 2008, Vivek at KV Kortrijk the Assistant to trainer Hein Vanhaezebrouck. A year later took charge of the sporting and Georges Leekens knew Kortrijk to qualify for play-off i. after Leekens ' switch to the national team in 2010 Vanhaezebrouck returned back as head coach. Led by the duo Vanhaezebrouck-Vivian knew Kortrijk also 2012 again to qualify for play-off i. that year reached Kortrijk also the Cup final.

Head Coach[Edit]Edit

In the summer of 2014 to AA Gent and Vanhaezebrouck left the Board of Kortrijk went looking for a new coach. Vivian period "by his former teammate Besnik Hasi, which at that time coach of Anderlecht was approached to be, his assistant. [6however, he had already reached an agreement with Kortrijk and followed so Vanhaezebrouck on as head coach of the West-Flemish. If he took the Bosnian aid trainer Adnan Čustović in service. [7]


Season Club Country Competition Competition Cup Nissan Cup Supercup European Total
Wed. Dlp. Wed. Dlp. Wed. Dlp. Wed. Dlp. Wed. Dlp. Wed. Dlp.
1986/87 Cercle Brugge [1] First Class 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987/88 1 0 0 0 1 0
1988/89 FC Roeselare Third Class
1989/90 29 1 1 0 30 1
1990/91 Fourth Class 29 5 29 5
1991/92 Third Class 29 5 29 5
1992/93 Excelsior Mouscron Second Class 28 3 3 1 31 4
1993/94 28 8 3 0 31 8
1994/95 Eendracht Aalst First Class 28 4 3 2 31 6
1995/96 22 3 2 0 2 0 26 3
1996/97 31 1 6 1 37 2
1997/98 13 3 1 1 1 0 15 4
Excelsior Mouscron 18 0 4 0 1 0 23 0
1998/99 31 3 1 0 1 0 33 3
1999/00 32 8 2 0 1 0 35 8
2000/01 RSC Anderlecht 32 3 3 0 1 0 15 0 51 3
2001/02 32 1 1 0 1 0 10 0 44 1
2002/03 22 1 4 0 8 0 34 1
2003/04 6 1 1 0 1 0 8 1
2004/05 21 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 26 4
2005/06 27 0 1 0 9 1 37 1
2006/07 10 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 15 0
KSV Roeselare 4 0 1 0 5 0
2007/08 11 0 2 0 13 0
TOTAL 456 54 41 5 4 0 4 0 51 1 556 60


As a player[Edit]Edit

Competition Number Of Years
Belgian champion 3 x 200120042006
Belgian Supercup 3 x 200020012006
Champion in fourth class 1 x 1991


  • Yves Vanderhaeghe is a close friend of Olivier DeschachtAnderlecht, with whom he was collaborating with at the time. The two go together on holiday. [8the two are also friends of former tennis player Xavier Malisse. [9]
  • Vivian played football at Eendracht Aalst along with Vincent M, who later became his agent was.