Despite the elimination of AS Monaco against PSV Eindhoven (1-1, 2-3 aet) in the third preliminary round of the Champions League, coach Philippe Clement would not find himself threatened for the moment. Thanks in particular to the confidence of the Mongasque owner Dmitri Rybolovlev.
Philippe Clément, a secure future with AS Monaco.
A few days after Russia’s Ligue 1 debut with a Strasbourg victory (2-1), AS Monaco experienced their first disappointment of the season by losing against PSV Eindhoven (1-1, 2-3 ap) in of the 3rd preliminary round of the Champions League.
The Principality club will not play in the Big Ears Cup for the second consecutive season. What to call everything into question?
Rybolovlev supports Clement
Absolutely not ! While coach Philippe Clément could have felt in danger in front of his check in the face of a priority objective, the newspaper L’Equipe assures us this Thursday that the Belgian technician retains the support of owner Dmitri Rybolovlev, who still gives him great confidence. Satisfied with the game offered by his team, but also by the results obtained by his coach in recent months, the Russian oligarch still considers Clement as the man for the job.
Despite the elimination, the content of the two matches played by the Mongasques against PSV did not cause Rybolovlev to change his mind. And this time, the ASM seems to have decided to play the stability card, while the good internal atmosphere within the group also pleads in favor of the ex-tactician of Bruges. From then on, the 48-year-old technician can foresee the weeks to come with peace of mind, he who had come close to being fired last March after a series of bad results, before then turning opinions around by raising the bar with his team.
ASM has no money problem
It must be said that Clément is helped by a favorable context and the good economic situation of the Mongasques, who did not feel the obligation to qualify in C1 to preserve healthy accounts. The sale of Aurlien Tchouamni for 80 million euros (without bonus), as well as a bonus of 35 million euros linked to the extension of Kylian Mbappé to Paris Saint-Germain, allowed Monaco to start the season in all srnit on the financial plan. In any case, Clément can feel supported and will now have to chain the positive results in L1 to forget this European hitch.
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