AS Monaco is having a very hectic end of the year! In recent hours, the newspaper The team has revealed that ASM coach Niko Kovac was in the hot seat before first-team responsibility was removed, a legal first step before his dismissal.
If Monaco has not yet formalized the departure of Kovac, The team unveil this Friday in its columns, that the leaders of the club have already targeted three coaches to succeed the Croatian technician.
Not to miss
First of all, there is Jesse Marsch. The 48-year-old American coached RB Leipzig before being dismissed from his post in early December after a poor run in the group stage of the Champions League.
Marsch, who also recorded New York Red Bull and Red Bull Salzburg, appeals to Paul Mitchell, Monaco’s sporting director who previously served at… RB Leipzig and therefore knows himself very well.
The second coach whose profile has caught the attention of Monegasque leaders is that of Paulo Fonseca. The Portuguese (48) has been without a club since the end of his contract with AS Roma last summer.
Fonseca has a lot of experience (he has eight clubs in Portugal including FC Porot and SC Braga) was especially noticed during his time at Chakthar Donetsk, achieving three times in a row the Cup-Championship double, from 2017 to 2019 .
Finally, the last trainer targeted is Philippe Clément. Unlike the two other coaches mentioned above, he is not free. The Belgian (47) currently officiates at Club Bruges and is currently the best coach in his country. He has won the last three titles (with RKC Genk in 2019 then with Bruges in 2020 and 2021) and on the stage, he can boast of having held PSG in check (1-1 on September 15).
If the coach aims to one day train in Ligue 1, Monaco will have to convince Bruges to let him go while he is under an indefinite contract, a very rare choice in football!