Michel Preud’homme admits he is a fan of Slaven Bilic [divider]
Club Brugge head coach Michel Preud’homme has admitted that he is a big fan of Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic ahead of their Europa League Last 16 first-leg game in Belgium.
“[Slaven Bilić] is a coach after my own heart, someone who has fire and passion, and that’s how his team plays. We face a very strong team and have a very tough task,” Preud’homme was quoted as saying on the official UEFA website.
Beşiktaş won the only previous meeting between the two sides, 2-1 under Jean Tigana at the Inönü stadium in the 2006-07 UEFA Cup group stages.
The Black Eagles are unbeaten against Belgium opposition in European competition.
Beşiktaş have played Belgium opposition four times, drawing twice and winning two games.
The Turkish giants have only lost once in the Europa League this season but Club Brugge have gone one better and remain undefeated in the competition.
Beşiktaş are currently second on goal difference in the Süper Lig, Club Brugge however, are first in their domestic league.