Ligue 1: AS Monaco separates from its coach, Philippe Clement

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2023-06-05 01:52:31

On the edge, he will not have been part of the host of coaches thanked, more or less kindly, by Ligue 1 clubs this season. But he will not have waited long after the final whistle of the final match of this 2022-23 financial year to be shown the door: Philippe Clement is no longer the coach of AS Monaco.

The Principality club announced it this Sunday, in a statement that leaves no room for doubt. “Arrived on the bench in January 2022, Philippe helped the team to reach 3rd place in the championship at the end of the 2021-22 season, then to be in the race for a new podium for most of this season. 2022-23. Despite these results and its large contribution to the development of young players (…) the sporting dynamics of this end of the season concluded with a final ranking below expectations indicated that a change at the head of the first team had become necessary. »

5 losses in the last 7 games

Discarded in the round of 16 of the Europa League by Bayer Leverkusen in February and beaten by Rodez in the Coupe de France in January, the Monegasques missed out on their final sprint in Ligue 1: 3rd on the 26th day and again 4th in the evening of the 31st day, Monaco has lost 5 of its last 7 games (1 draw, 1 win), including the last Saturday against Toulouse, to tumble to 6th place. A place that will deprive them of the European Cup next season.

A dynamic that has attracted the wrath of its own supporters to the Rocher club, tired of a season far from the usual standards of the 2017 French champion. coach who will lead the first team next season. »

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