PSG: Rothen says no to Conte and offers an L1 coach

The Italian Antonio Conte would be interested in the idea of ​​coaching PSG next season. Which is not to the taste of Jérôme Rothen, as he revealed on RMC.

“Of course not, you don’t need (Antonio) Conte at PSG” launched the former Paris midfielder, before continuing: “When you hear his demands, let him stay where he is. Above all, don’t come to a club like Paris Saint-Germain, which needs to improve its image and rebuild a much healthier image. You need passionate people. Passionate about football, I’m not saying (Antonio) Conte isn’t, but he seems more passionate about his checkbook than coaching Tottenham, Paris or any other team. That would already be problematic.”


According to Jérôme Rothen, the next coach of the French capital club, who should no longer be Mauricio Pochettino, must be chosen by the sporting director, who could no longer be Leonardo, and must respect “the values ​​and colors of the club”. If Antonio Conte comes “for the right reasons”so not in “these financial conditions” (the Italian would like 30 million euros annually), Jerome Rothen says “Yes every day”. But the latter thinks that an L1 coach like Julien Stéphan could do the trick: “Would only be in Ligue 1, you look and take the best French coach in Ligue 1. Today, Paris has the means to attract him. We must salute him frankly, because he was soiled at the end in Rennes. What Julien Stéphan does in Strasbourg in a very short time is remarkable. Does this shock Julien Stéphan at PSG? The locker room, he can manage it and he will do it with a strong sporting director.

The 41-year-old coach, previously at Rennes, is linked to RC Strasbourg, 6th in L1, until 2024.

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