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

The Revenge


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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