SOCCER. Maxime Chanot, from Gueugnon’s hell to MLS champion


The Revenge

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From Gueugnon’s slump to New York’s splendour. An unlikely big difference. Like the career of Maxime Chanot.

Arrived at Gueugnon at the age of 20, for the 2010-11 season, after signing in the Premier League at Sheffield United, then a loan to Mansfield and a return to France with the reserve of Le Mans, Maxime Chanot intends to launch his career in National. But nothing will go as planned. “It’s a milestone in my life and career. Sportingly and financially, I hit rock bottom,” he says. The club, led by Tony Vairelles at the time, is in the grip of great financial difficulties. « I am grateful for what he did, but he had neither the stature nor the support to lead a club with a past like Gueugnon »,…

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