1 game and gone: Genk fires coach very early

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 29, 2014 at 3:07 am •  Published: July 29, 2014
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GENK, Belgium (AP) — Racing Genk has fired coach Emilio Ferrera after the opening game of the Belgian league.

Ferrera came in to the new season with a two-year contract extension, but did not last beyond an opening 3-1 away loss to KV Mechelen.

After bringing in Ferrera to turn around a dismal season last year, it had high hopes of challenging for the title this season.

But the club said that "while everyone was hoping for a fresh start, the first game against KV Mechelen was surprisingly bad."

Genk has won the Belgian league three times in the last 15 years.