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Man City star De Bruyne among 10 Belgium players to gain UEFA A coaching licence

Manchester City star De Bruyne has passed his UEFA A coaching licence course.

The Belgian FA embarked on a unique project in 2019 when they announced that 19 players, including De Bruyne, would be doing their UEFA A and B licences while on international duty.

De Bruyne, it was reported on Tuesday, is one of 10 players to have completed the courses and as such has been awarded his A licence.

It emerged this season that De Bruyne was undertaking sessions for youth sides in the Manchester City academy, up to the U16s.

That appears to have all contributed to De Bruyne being awarded the second highest coaching badge, after the UEFA Pro licence.

Also gaining their diploma were Dedryck Boyata, Dries Mertens, Simon Mignolet, Dennis Praet, Matz Sels, Leandro Trossard, Youri Tielemans, Jan Vertonghen and Axel Witsel.

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