Raymond Domenech: ‘I would prefer to signal Maradona, however he is lifeless’

The Nantes coach was ironic about Diego’s passing when requested about his crew’s cross e-book.

Raymond Domenech didn’t handle a crew for 10 years and in December he grew to become Nantes’ new supervisor. At a press convention and completely misplaced, he assured that he would have appreciated “signal Maradona, however he is lifeless” when questioned concerning the participant Jean Lucas, Olympique Lyon midfielder who signed at Brest and won’t play beneath his orders.

“I am unable to discuss gamers who aren’t with us. Jean Lucas lastly outlined the longer term and goes to Brest, so he’s not a Nantes participant. I shall be very restrained to speak about potential reinforcements in January. I want to signal Maradona, however he is lifeless“he stated to the incredulity of journalists within the press room.

Domenech joined Nantes on the finish of December, in what’s his first expertise after a 10-year hiatus in his skilled profession. The final time as a coach was in 2010, on the head of the French Nationwide Crew that was eradicated within the group stage of the World Cup in South Africa.

In that championship it was that the controversial strategist had conflicts together with his gamers, particularly with Nicolas Anelka with whom he argued after the defeat towards Mexico and ended up kicking him out of the crew. Confronted with this case, their summons reacted and didn’t seem on the subsequent observe as a protest.

“Like Anelka and Henry, everybody was looking at their navel. When issues went incorrect, they had been all the primary to leap off the boat. I could not take that bunch of idiots anymore. I had no power left, “defined the DT.

In 2010, he was eradicated within the first spherical after drawing with Uruguay within the first recreation and shedding the remainder to Mexico and South Africa, the host nation.

As well as, he considers himself a fan of astrology and doesn’t belief gamers born beneath the signal of Scorpio similar to Maradona or Pelé. “Scorpios find yourself killing one another”Domenech said. It is for that reason that he left Robert Pires out of the World Cup and in his biography he criticized Thierry Henry, Patrice Evra and Frank Ribery.

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