OL, the Pierre Sage controversy explained

OL, the Pierre Sage controversy explained
OL, the Pierre Sage controversy explained

While he took OL from bottom to European candidate, Pierre Sage is not among the finalists for the UNFP Trophy for best coach. And the Lyon coach thinks he knows why.

No Alexandre Lacazette among the best players, no Pierre Sage for the title of best coach. The announcement of the finalists for the UNFP Trophies caused some teeth-grinding on the part of Olympique Lyonnaiseven if the Rhone coach does not want to fuel the controversy.

Pierre Sage even indicated at a press conference why he had not been appointed, according to his information. “It made a bit of noise, I was told that it was related to the fact that I was not there at the start of the season and that I did not have the diploma”explained the OL coach, who took his club from last place to a position of contender for Europe.

Best coach, what does that mean?

Pierre Sage admits that he did not expect ” no way “ to be named among the finalists, and “congratulates the selected coaches”, namely Luka Elsner (Le Havre), Luis Enrique (PSG), Paulo Fonseca (Lille), Franck Haise (Lens) and Eric Roy (Brest), arrived in the first five positions during the vote carried out by Unecatef among coaches .

To go further, Pierre Sage adds that he does not attach great importance to this type of trophy. “It’s something that doesn’t concern me at all in the end”explains the Lyon coach, who believes that a technician cannot be judged only on the results or on the content of his team’s matches. “When we elect the best coach without having attended one of his sessions when the coaching profession says that we must train, that questions me. We are going to elect someone without having seen them in office. »

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