As a player filled Roel Moors, a rich list of achievements (3x title, 1x cup, 4x Player of the Year), as a coach looks for him to go faster. Brand new cup winner and seizoenrevelatie in the Champions League. Previously the Coach of the Year (2016).
At the age of 19 made his debut Roel Moors at Bree as a player in the top class. Coach was Swa Huysmans, former two-time Player of the Year. "What was already struck by his work ethic and eagerness to learn. He was huge with the 'game', also tactical all. He played in a team with older Dutch musicians as Kris Van Dinten and Okke Te Velde. Roel always listened to their advice. For me, it's no surprise that Roel is now a coach, but it is also not evident. Is the click there with the team? Is there talent? Is there a good working atmosphere? Everything must coincide. And that is now happening, obviously."
Tony Van den Bosch had the Moors under his wing, as a team coach and as coach. "Actually, it was the Moors, as a player, more of a 'Jerommeke', with a huge athletic ability. With an exemplary mentality of 'over my dead body'. The vista as a playmaker was always good, but only later, in his second passage in Charleroi and Antwerp Giants, when he returned from Villeurbanne, he had a development in recent years. And he was the more floorleader and coach on the field."
Moors is working on his fourth (full) season as headcoach at Giants. Took as interimvervanger for Pol Vervaeck a blitzstart with ten victories in a row, after which the clubbestuur couldn't otherwise with him continue, and other options overboard threw. Now beckons a European Final Four.
"That surprises me really, that it so soon so good," says Van den Bosch. "Normally should you 10 years before you as a coach have developed. In his first match I saw hesitation in his decisions, which disappeared quickly. He was always a player of few words and many deeds. As a coach he has that he can say a lot with few words. Always he has set very high standards for himself, that he does for his team. In his well known direct style. For him, there are no detours. After that blamage against Ostend, he said sincerely: 'This is a disgrace.' How many coaches would do that?"