With the current flux in international dictators, Belgium has plunged into the transfer market and picked up Tunisia's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on a free transfer after his current deal expired in the North African state.
Belgium, without a legitimate Government for over 200 days now, have decided to opt for an unelected dictatorship following the example of European President and famous Belgian, Herman Van Rompuy. Caretaker manager, Yves Leterme, had already been told on Friday that he was no longer required and will shortly take up a role in Chechnya alongside Dutch favourite, Ruud Gullit.
Chairman of the board and long-term royal King Albert II was pleased with the acquisition, "We've been pussy-footing around with different formations for the past few years and haven't seen much success. I think that Ben Ali will give us a bit more discipline and help us move forwards."
Ben Ali and his wife are pleased with their new position at the heart of Europe, "We left our last role still feeling that there was much to prove. We hope that with the ambition that Belgium shows it will soon be an example of a small player that can compete with the European heavyweights. We were offered a similar role in Germany, but felt that there was too much weight of history for a new manager to really change things there."
Following the move Ben Ali has begun a reshuffle in personnel, with those responsible for freezing his assets already placed firmly on the bench. He is also scouring the markets for a new coach, and a bulletproof Mercedes or three.