OH Leuven fan clubs have issued a statement claiming that they will boycott the fan day on December 26th unless Marc Brys is stripped of his duties. According to Het Nieuwsblad, fans have claimed that “as long as Brys is not fired, we will continue our boycott.” If the English members of the OHL board do not react to our request, we expect to hear from them personally. If the OHL board does not comply with our demand, we will take further action’.
OH Leuven is affiliated to Leicester City, and players such as Kamal Sowah have moved from England to Belgium through the link. However, relatively few players have been developed for the Foxes as a result of the link. This season, the team has struggled, with only two wins in ten games. They have only nine points in that period and are currently third bottom, slightly above Westerlo and Kortrijk.
They have been one of the poorest defensive teams in the league, surrendering 19 goals. Following their first victory against Kortrijk on September 1st, the team earned another point against Gent and a victory over Mechelen. This relieved some of the strain on Brys, but two consecutive defeats against Standard Liege and Cercle Brugge have brought the pressure back on the head coach.
Brys joined the club in the summer of 2020, after they were promoted to the Belgian top flight the previous season. In his three seasons as coach, the team has finished 11th twice and 10th once.