In Belgium, where the Still family considers itself “European hybrids”, the recognition of the Reims coach is progressing, according to his results in L1. In the past, because he was a television consultant, he knows how to deal with the media and he was the youngest professional coach in the history of the Championship, he had already been in the spotlight.
But for the past few months, his aura has been expanding, according to Peter Delorge: “When Philippe Clement started having results with Monaco, the media was only talking about Clement, Clement, Clement. It starts with Will. » Not enough to the taste of his friend Julien Richard, who sees more laudatory social networks with the technician: “We like old people in Belgium and there, with siblings, young people, there is a bit of jealousy. »
Jonathan Lange, sports editor at the Last hoursees the young British-born coach as a boon to Belgian football: “When you look at the number of expatriate Belgian coaches, you quickly get the hang of it: there is him, Vincent Kompany (in Burnley, English D2) And (Philip) Clement. He, inevitably, attracts attention, especially since he has Belgian players in his squad. (Thibault de Smet and Thomas Foket). People are watching the results of Reims more. » And the DHbelieves its manager, is also focusing on Reims, “the most followed club after PSG. All things considered, it’s a bit our (Julian) Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich coach) ours… “
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