With sixth place after nineteen matches, Monaco have been underperforming this season in Ligue 1. So coach Niko Kovac was sacked and the names of Paulo Fonseca and Jesse Marsh traded as possible successors. Although, according to the official newspaper L’Equipe, there is only one man in first place: the club’s coach Philippe Clement (47).
Marsch (formerly RB Leizpig) and Fonseca (formerly Rome) both have the advantage that they are not currently under contract. However, L’Equipe still believes Clement is currently Monaco’s first choice. “In addition to his titles in recent years, he is the architect of blue and black dominance in the Belgian competition,” the newspaper wrote. “At the age of 47, he is one of the coaches to which many European club boards have followed.”
Monaco could not have missed the fact that Club Brugge stopped against Paris Saint-Germain (1-1 in the Champions League) this season. “The intense offensive style of play, without denying its principles, has been praised many times,” he continues. His selection to cover Marco Verratti at the Parc des Princes (0-1) in 2019 had already confirmed his reputation as an iconic tactician.
Multilingual and good with young people
Another trump card for Kleiman: he’s a polyglot. The fact that he has already launched a number of youngsters in recent years, with Charles de Kettlery as an advocate, did not go unnoticed in France. Monaco, which is also the parent club of Cercle Brugge, is known as a club committed to promoting young players.