He was without a doubt one of the most talented strikers our country ever produced, but unfortunately Luc Nilis was not allowed a long career. Since then, the former goal-getter of Winterslag, Anderlecht, PSV and Aston Villa has been trying to get a career as a (striker) trainer off the ground, albeit with little success either.
The two-legged attacker is now preparing for a new challenge, because it has just been announced that he will be working in Turkey again. Nevertheless, Nilis had recently indicated that he would like to get his chance somewhere at the highest level in Belgium. Although that did not happen, the 56-fold Red Devil adds The Importance of Limburg now reveal that there was indeed some concrete interest in the absolute top of the Jupiler Pro League.
In his own words, Nilis would have been close to Club Brugge, where Vincent Mannaert was open to his arrival but Philippe Clement did not provide a place in his staff. There was also contact with ex-club Anderlecht via new chairman Wouter Vandenhaute, who, to Nilis’s disappointment, did not keep his promise to call back. Finally, the Limburger himself saw something in a stay with Genk, but the conversations never became concrete there either.
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