Pochettino takes a huge tackle from a L1 coach

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This Sunday, while PSG receives Troyes, Le Parisien wonders about the absence of Mauricio Pochettino at the UNFP trophies. In the category of best coaches, the Strasbourg native Julien Stéphan, the Nantes native Antoine Kombouaré, the Niçois Christophe Galtier, the Marseillais Jorge Sampaoli and the Rennais Bruno Genesio were nominated. What did the Argentinian miss to be present when he was crowned champion of France? None of the coaches contacted by the daily wanted to answer openly. One summed up: “His absence from the list is not shocking to me but I will not say so publicly.”

But another, obviously on condition of anonymity, said things much more clearly: “To say that his coaching did not make anyone dream is the truth, but if you say it openly, you pass for a clown. The truth? Give that squad to the 19 other Ligue 1 coaches and they will all be champions of France. Me too, if they give me a Porsche to ride with the two-horses, I win the race!” Pochettino is the first French champion coach not nominated for the UNFP trophies since Alain Perrin, then in Lyon, in 2008.

to summarize

Absent from the list of the best L1 coaches for the UNFP trophies, Mauricio Pochettino was badly denigrated by a colleague from Ligue 1, who obviously wished to remain anonymous when Le Parisien questioned him.

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