Ligue 1: Stade de Reims and Will Still part ways

Ligue 1: Stade de Reims and Will Still part ways
Ligue 1: Stade de Reims and Will Still part ways

Stade de Reims announced this Thursday the end of its collaboration with Will Still. This decision follows the poor results of the Champenois, now 11th in Ligue 1, and who ended up giving up on European qualification. Reims, which remains on three defeats, the last of which was severe at Clermont (4-1), has not won since March 17 and therefore decides to start on a new project. “In order to allow Stade de Reims to confidently look forward to the next financial year, it was also decided that Will Still and his deputy Nicolas Still would step aside from their respective functions as of today“, specifies the press release.

Arriving in the fall of 2022, Will Still has performed some miracles for his first experience in France. At just 30 years old, the youngest coach in Europe’s top 5 began his career in Ligue 1 with an incredible unbeaten run of 17 matches. He quickly embodied the new vitality of his club and his reputation transcended borders. The Still phenomenon made the headlines and the Rémois finished the year in 11th place. The very young coach proposes a daring game plan and puts the best teams in the championship through the mill.

This season, the fairy tale has run out of steam a little. Between the coach’s barely concealed desire to join England, the rumors of departure and deep disagreements with management over the sale of Matusiwa to Rennes, his position was weakened and the poor results ended up getting the better of him. great story from last season. “We are proud to have been able to contribute to the emergence of a coach who was able to impose his convictions and his playing identitysaid President Jean-Pierre Caillot. Will was one of the actors in the new cycle initiated in 2018, and undoubtedly allowed the SDR to take another step forward.

Will Still manage to capitalize on his spectacular first season and bounce back to a club with higher ambitions?

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