Broos was never on the shortlist for The Indomitable Lions job and straight after being handed the role by the Cameroon football federation (FECAFOOT) he was butchered by the local media for being a novice on the international stage.
However, after ending a 15-year wait for Cameroon to be crowned champions yet again, he is now being embraced as a saviour who has been brave to make changes to the team.
The Belgian is still keeping his calm all the same.
“I think it is very stupid to have a feeling of revenge,” he says in reference to the journalists who took aim at him.
“When I started working what really mattered for me was the results and today I have to say that I am very happy and delighted that we have won this trophy. This shows that we have worked well especially during the last month.
“What I told people in Cameroon when I came in was that they have to be patient, be correct and fair. I have no problem if the journalists criticise my choices but when you criticise you have to be objective so I hope that now that we have won the trophy with this result I hope that our relationship with the press will be correct,” says Broos.
By Lovemore Moyo in Gabon, courtesy of SuperSport