“With me, AJA wouldn’t have gone right down to L2”, confirms Man Roux

The solar’s ray pierces the liquid water of Molitor’s Lake, the place it’s seen, not with out envy, the connection of some splendid folks’s lengths. Behind us is a big room, a barely smaller oval desk, Guido Roux and the well-known valves. “Vladimir Putin is ready for us within the second proper? “Former coach AJ Autissiodorensis nonetheless is aware of tips on how to joke and flaunt that he has a complete head. It’s sufficient that, from the highest of the 83-year-old, the earlier media of the Tour had been broadcast within the Prime Video documentary “Man Roux, the historical past of the French”.

Clearly for a luminary who loves to inform tales and does it with a sure ability. We do not appear to do storytellers anymore, with the identical uncontrollable tendency to behave. However between the seaside tales of his childhood, Radio London and Normal de Gaulle, there was little room for soccer.

What do you want in regards to the concept of ​​making this doc?

First, my nature. I’m a communicator, I’ve at all times been expansive. I spoke very early. I’ve my very own voices, not at all times Catholic after all, however I’ve at all times spoken pretty accurately in French. My grandfather advised me to not swear. He advised me you needed to discover expressions with the suitable phrases should you wished to harm. It has served me rather a lot in my occupation as a footballer and a coach. For many who cried “O referee, penalty”, I mentioned to him “Mr. referee, what are you doing with the legislation 12? “. And I’d flip it the other way up.

It was additionally a medical life.

Media has at all times fascinated me, I do not know why. Communication has at all times been part of my life. After I grew to become an insurance coverage agent, since you needed to reside nicely, once I was a younger coach of a membership that had no cash, I used to be in a younger monetary room for these underneath 40. There we introduced a sure public discourse, which taught us to talk in keeping with the variety of folks and the form of the room by which we had been.

How do you discuss to the gamers within the room?

I had arrange a U-shaped film room with the image behind me, however with far I’d have every little thing in view. All that to say that this expertise allowed me to have a technical background as if I had gone to highschool. After which later, though I’ve my perception into the media, which is much more so. On the finish of the day, I’ve an extended course than the coach.

Do you like?

Oh, each of them. To brighten somebody.

Guido Roux impressed the best, even the Smurfs – CHRISTOPHE SAIDI / SIPA

What would have given, coach Man Roux in 2022?

2. I’d not have gone right down to Ligue 2. I did 25 seasons in D1, interspersed with what as we speak is known as Burnout. Over 25 years, if I’ve completed the common locations, that’s 5.60 over 18 or 20 deliveries. So mathematically, the membership would by no means let go of the place it was going. The 16 years since I finished have been disastrous years.

Would not it harm to see AJA out of the L1 decade?

Sure. Particularly since nobody gave me any items once I left. After I was in workplace, I had absolute technical and media energy and that induced numerous envy. After I was gone, they’d pay me for it. I used to be fully dismissed, once I usually wished to be consulted. However I have to observe the idleness of them to err.

For instance ?

Take the dangerous tire. I will not point out the identify as a result of it is nonetheless working, it is a unhappy factor. However on my half it was the coach that was main us straight to catastrophe. Both a nasty president who cannot rely, or political errors like going to struggle with the mayor. I feel I ought to have made higher judgment about it. Effectively, it is truthful to say that I used to be pleased throughout my time, myself. I do know two presidents: one for a yr, the opposite for 41 years. The president right here was Mr. Hamel. He was a really onerous employee who beloved the membership.

And what do you assume of the present administration?

I feel the membership is run very nicely. It’s run by a Chinese language industrialist whose profile isn’t well-known. They are saying it is billions… He could make coke and beer for the entire world. He didn’t come for 2 years due to the pandemic, however he lately returned to Autissiodorense, and thanked him for coming again. He was concerned in s. At first, certainly, it was solely capital.

As well as, I nonetheless needed to see the document earlier than I purchased the membership. Assembly on the Champs-Elysées, with a lawyer. And he requested me: “How lengthy is it to remain within the second division?” “. I give him the quantity. Then I’m requested how lengthy it takes to climb L1. I give one other quantity. Then to qualify for the European Cup, I mentioned there it was essential to rely 100,000 extra. After which to win the European Cup, I mentioned to him: “The United Arab Emirates have tried for 20 years with the best amount of cash they usually can not do it.”

Your AJ Autissiodorense was a little bit of the alternative. Not a lot wealth, however a robust construction over which he dominated.

Typically we overlook half construction after we design golf equipment. The AJ of Autissiodorensis was a small workplace underneath the patronage of clergymen who performed dances with youngsters within the vacant heaps or within the public sq. of Autissiodorensis. That yr which I handed, the annual fund was 70,000 francs and 4 groups. In the present day there are 28 groups and a finances of 32 million cash. It was constructed up little by little. And I used to be at all times fascinated with my coaching in the course of that. After I was in DH, once I earned 600 francs a month and once I had no agency insurance coverage shoppers, it was tough.

I put a small ticket within the field each week and on the finish of the yr I went to a overseas membership. I went to Kyiv, Hamburg, Milan, to Barça throughout the Cruyff period. I requested there that I may need the great head of a extra stunning younger man, and I used to be at all times nicely acquired. I do not converse German nicely, I do not converse English nicely, I do not converse Latin or Spanish. However I discovered individuals who spoke French. These had been the journeys that I ready all year long and that helped me in growing strategies. However I ended up engaged on mine too.

What’s it like?

The day earlier than the European Cup match, I mentioned to my gamers: “We’re going to have a really silly coaching session. We’re going to make heads. “I put two gamers, one at 18m, the opposite within the middle of the circle and the primary one despatched a protracted ball that was headed again to the again. I wished my gamers to have a style for duels, as a result of in Europe, when the good Danes and Swedes 1m92 play, you had no alternative however to go all out.

To return to the facet of the construction, you had been a pioneer in some elements, particularly for the restoration of gamers, with this personal aircraft, which allowed to return sooner after touring.

(Cuts) And earlier than that, we had a sleeping automobile for the journey. They mentioned I used to be loopy, as a result of the membership was too costly, that I’d get a traditional automobile, however we might do it as fairly as doable. Even with the followers, it was a time of greatness. The following day they labored onerous to sleep. Get it earlier than you owe it. When it was flat, the bills had been much more fastidiously entered into.

That is additionally why I checked out my gamers and completely didn’t need them to go to nightclubs. We had been investing an excessive amount of cash of their restoration to waste our efforts!

With as we speak’s networks, it will be too simple so that you can watch the gamers, would not it?

Social networks have been present in Autissiodorense! Everybody isn’t my favourite. I knew individuals who labored on the motorway toll home, I had references. However not simply followers. I had an obsession: I did not wish to be attacked by one referee in Autissidorensi. So I arrange my private military, the shooters, the fellows who did the kicking, who did not punch within the face so they would not depart traces, however had been pushed again with a palm or a foot within the chest, simply in case. On the final whistle there have been two who rushed to the protection of the latter. It was like that.

It has been a couple of years because you got here out, and we now have this curious impression that your aura nonetheless looms giant. How will your successor coaches expertise?

We’re the seventh or eighth coach since I left. It blooms on a regular basis.

And what do you consider John-Marc Furlan?

It’s completed. The client himself is a on line casino, it is an amazing recreation. Not so way back, we had a dialogue by which I advised him that we [l’AJA] he misplaced numerous factors, taking out the very best gamers 5-10 minutes from the top of the match. For my part, the very best gamers shouldn’t be changed. To whom he answered: “Don’t be troubled.” 17-18 What issues to me is the gamers who final the season. If I do what you inform me, I’ll lose 7 to do you an damage.

And it was becoming. We went up, as was becoming. And I used to be very glad, that I needs to be rejoicing. The membership is in good palms with Jean-Marc. Now, nevertheless, every little thing is made tougher by the presence of membership states that usher in capital, even in Autissiodorensi. However we should flip to what we should, that’s life.

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