In Rothen ignites on RMC, Wednesday, Jérôme Rothen wondered about the relevance for the Girondins de Bordeaux to consider Thierry Henry as a replacement for Vladimir Petkovic. For him, the former AS Monaco coach may not be made to carry out a maintenance mission.
Thierry Henry quoted by the Girondins de Bordeaux, a false good idea? As revealed on Wednesday by RMC Sport, the former striker is one of the tracks chosen by the 19th in Ligue 1 to replace Vladimir Petkovic and get back into the race for maintenance. But for Jérôme Rothen, the risk of a casting error is great, given the very disappointing passage of the 1998 world champion on the AS Monaco bench (October 2018-January 2019).
“Thierry is going to put himself in. This is the second time he has arrived as a firefighter on duty. Has Thierry shown that he has the arguments to make a group react immediately? The proof that not. that we must build, with him,” said Jérôme Rothen, who spoke on Wednesday in Rothen ignites on RMC.
“In Monaco, the observation is that he had trouble communicating with his players, struggling to gather, he also judges. This seems essential to me in a team that aims to maintain. I know what I’m talking about : I experienced it during a year when it was not planned at Paris Saint-Germain. If there is no communication with the staff and training, and if the group is not Properly welded, I don’t see how Bordeaux can get away with it”.
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“We need an electroshock”
However, Jérôme Rothen is convinced that a change is necessary, 17 days from the end of the season: “Petkovic, we have the impression that he is helpless, that he has no more ingredients, levers, to make his group react”.
“This team is completely amorphous. There is no more response. You need an electric shock in these cases. Often, the leaders put in place a change of coach. Bordeaux has no time. The hour is serious. Teams are struggling to maintain with Bordeaux and have games late. They may win them, Bordeaux would then be in an even worse sporting situation”, discovered Jérôme Rothen, who thinks that an ultimatum should have been be fixed much earlier.