After spending two seasons in a row in Ligue 1, Christophe Pelissiera trainer who has had great success in League 2 at Lorient and Amiens, following the aborted climb of Luzenac, is still without a club. Announced for a time on the « shortlist » of Sochaux to replace Omar Daf after his departure, the coach sees himself rather staying in the elite and hopes that an opportunity will arise. He spoke in the daily The Team on his departure from Lorient, which he considers surprising, without retaining any animosity or regret.
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“Two days after the end of the championship, I have a meeting with the president and the Managing Director: we are thinking about how to make the group progress. I’m working on recruitment and I had no doubt that I was going to resume the season […]. I fulfilled my contract. They came to get me in Ligue 2 in 2019 to be in Ligue 1 within three years. Three years later, I leave the club in Ligue 1 […]. At the time it was a surprise, then a disappointment. Now I have turned the page, I look ahead. I believe that it was Arsene Wenger who said that you start to be a good coach when you get fired at least once (smile).
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» It’s been fifteen years that, wherever I go, the objectives are achieved. And sometimes even beyond, like in Amiens, where the L1 was not scheduled. I don’t want to wait. I am lucky to be a consultant, which allows me to watch matches. I am ready to take up a new challenge, to sign up for a Ligue 1 project, as I did for four seasons. »
Source: The Team
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