Like most of his (former) teammates, Eden Hazard thought he would see Thierry Henry put on the Red Devils manager’s suit after the resignation of Roberto Martinez.

Back-to-school time will soon ring for the Red Devils, four months after their pitiful exit from the group stage of the World Cup. Belgium has indeed an appointment with Sweden on March 24 for its entry into the running in the qualifiers for the Euro then with Germany in a friendly on March 28. Two meetings that will mark the beginning of a new era for the Red Devils, who will now have to deal without Eden Hazard, who announced his international retirement after the Qatari World Cup.

These two matches will also be the first for Domenico Tedesco, the new Belgian coach, appointed at the beginning of February. An arrival that surprised, especially the players since they expected to see Thierry Henry succeed Roberto Martinez. Eden Hazard returned to this choice at the microphone of RTBF.

“I expected it to be Thierry Henry, he confided. I understand the selection process, the desire to close the Martinez chapter and move on. Personally, I don’t know him. (Domenico Tedesco) I spoke about it with the 2-3 German players of Real who told me that he was a very good coach. He still has a Hazard in the squad so he can only do a good job (laughs). “Because if Eden Hazard has said stop, Thorgen, his little brother, will be one of the executive players of this new Belgium.