Oud-Heverlee Leuven manager Vincent Euvrard is targeting immediate promotion to the top flight.
Euvrard joined Leuven in February following the sacking of Nigel Pearson and steered the relegation-threatened club to safety.
The club is now looking to push on and Euvrard has proven that he matches the ambition of Leuven chairman Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.
“The club wants to put together a staff and player group as quickly as possible that can compete for promotion. We want to improve quality in everything we do,” Euvrard told Leuven’s official website.
“We are aiming for first class. We prefer to take the title next season. We want to fight for promotion at least until the end. We are fully committed to that. I am more than ever convinced of this project.
“Last season I was able to work in optimal conditions. There is a lot of potential here. Over the past two seasons, a good foundation has been laid here in terms of structure and infrastructure. It is up to us now to ensure that it follows sporty.
“In the ideal world you have your core together as quickly as possible. But of course we will not do transfers that we are not 100% convinced of. The transfer period runs until 31 August. That means that some deals can move up.
“If an opportunity arises at the end of the transfer period, we will grab it with both hands. That does not prevent us from starting to prepare for the new season with as complete a core as possible. ”