Frans van den Wijngaert had a good string of matches in the UEFA Cup: twice in a row the semi-finals and again a year later the second leg of the final.
Van den Wijngaert is the principal of a school for sports, an institute that trains people to become the best in their field. There has been some questions about those schools since Belgium hasn't had many sportsmen and women doing well internationally lately.
Frans van de Wijngaert himself directs his anger at the Belgian FA saying that "Belgian football is almost dead" and it's all their fault. Van den Wijngaert was even surprised he wasn't invited to join one of the many committees.
He was Belgian referee of the year three times in a row 1997, 1998,1999.