On Sunday afternoon, at 1 pm, Monaco will receive their coach Philippe Clement at the leaders of the Stade Louis II Paris Saint-Germain. Monaco, barely ninth in the French league, is playing with a knife to the throat. Although, according to reliable L’Equipe owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, he had already decided that Clement should leave.
Ninth place in the French Ligue and lost by Portuguese Braga in the European League last Thursday: In the ambitious Principality of Monaco, expect more this season. According to L’Equipe, Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev no longer believes the current sporting directors can correct this and are planning a revolution in the palace. The French sports newspaper believes it understands chief executive Oleg Petrov, sporting director Paul Mitchell and coach Philippe Clement must make up their mind. The Belgian coach, who came from Club Brugge, has won only one of his last eight matches.
Rybolovlev will not want to disrupt preparations for the first match against PSG, but will use the upcoming international break to sweep his sports team. Clement’s entourage has not received any indications at the moment that layoffs are in the air.