Icon of Standard and the Red Devils, Eric Gerets is also a legend of Olympique de Marseille, which he coached between 2007 and 2009. Six years later, the Lion de Rekkem retired from coaching after a last freelance in the Gulf at Al-Jazeera without ever having been able to coach the club of his heart, Standard, or become coach of the Red Devils.
Away from the field, Gerets has also withdrawn somewhat from the media in recent months, he who had given usan interview last January. Our colleagues from Orange Sports have given news of the former right-back. But these are not positive. “He now spends his days on his Flanders farm in Boorsem (about an hour from Brussels), originally a pile of ruins bought in the early 90s. Eric Gerets remains deeply marked, physically, by a cerebral hemorrhage suffered in 2012 when he officiated on the bench of Lekhwiya, in Qatar”, our colleagues explain to us before the person concerned confirms himself that his state of health is deteriorating.
“I have the impression that it’s getting worse. The hardest thing is the body that no longer follows. I struggle to stay in balance and I fall several times a day. When I break my face a tenth time in the day, I wonder what I’m doing here. But I’m still alive,” he told the French media.
“He’s fine, he’s on vacation”
Following these remarks to Orange Sports, the concern around his state of health grew but, contacted by our colleagues from Sudinfo, his wife wanted to reassure: “With Eric, we are a little amazed at what we can hear It is true that he sometimes has a few falls, but his condition is stationary, he is not developing for good or bad,” she explained before adding that her husband “is currently on vacation. in Mallorca with friends. It’s proof that things aren’t so bad…”