January 18, 2022

ASSE: mission impossible with Dupraz? – Soccer

Red lantern of Ligue 1, AS Saint-Etienne will try to revive with a new coach. Pascal Dupraz should indeed succeed Claude Puel. But his arrival does not generate enormous enthusiasm.

Expected at ASSE, Pascal Dupraz will have a lot to do.

Except rebound, the interim of Julien Sablé will not go further. Claude Puel’s former assistant should make way for a new head coach at AS Saint-Etienne.

It will probably be Pascal Dupraz, whose arrival is imminent if we believe Le Progrès.

Dupraz, imminent arrival

The regional daily adds that the Prime Video consultant could land on Tuesday, with an assistant and a physical trainer in his luggage.

The club hopes to cause the famous electric shock in a locker room necessarily marked by the situation. Because the Greens, with only 2 victories in 18 days, currently occupy the last place in Ligue 1. An inevitable position after 4 consecutive defeats. Suffice to say that the task promises to be difficult for Dupraz. Maybe even too much according to Jérôme Rothen, not at all convinced by the skills of the coach who saved Toulouse from relegation in 2016.

Rothen very pessimistic

«You have to call a spade a spade. I have nothing against Dupraz, but you go from Puel to Dupraz, the RMC consultant wondered. Don’t you have the impression that the club is descending from two categories? I’m not going to redo his CV but Puel has shown that he is a good coach. So if he doesn’t make it today with the squad they have, do you really believe Dupraz is going to make it? So Dupraz will help young people progress, he will revive experienced players … No, but are you kidding?»

«The mission he carried out in Toulouse, I’m not going to take it away from him, OK. You can have a good time, recognized the ex-Caennais. But behind, don’t tell me that since he left Toulouse, it was magnificent in Caen. (…) He has his qualities, but certainly not those to train and advance a team like ASSE. For me, it’s a lack of imagination.»Instead of Dupraz, Rothen would have preferred that the management favor the other candidate Frédéric Hantz. While Ludovic Giuly, he does not see who could save the Greens.

The transfer window promises to be complicated

«It’s not a change of coach that will change what’s going on in their heads, warned the Prime Video specialist. We see it. You take a beast red card (Bouanga during the 2-0 defeat in Reims on Saturday, editor’s note). There are a lot of things that are wrong with Saint-Etienne. Good luck to whoever takes this job.“The latter will, in addition to the context of the club’s sale, deal with a very (or too) young workforce, and barely reinforced in January.

According to L’Equipe, ASSE only has a margin of 200,000 euros per month in its payroll. And the first reinforcement Joris Gnagnon (24 years old), free and who will engage at the start of the transfer window, would have arrived clearly overweight. Not to mention the after-effects of a covid-19 contamination for the central defender. All these parameters, among others, visibly prompted David Guion to skip his turn and watch Dupraz attempt a new miracle.

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