Elected best Ligue 1 coach for the 2021-2022 season, Bruno Genesio sent a good message to Mauricio Pochettino, with PSG crowned French champions, but not nominated for the award.
Bruno Genesio won huge recognition from his teammates by being voted the best coach of the 2021-2022 Ligue 1 season at the UNFP Trophies on Sunday. The technician at the Breton club is rewarded for the very pleasant and aggressive play of his team, which is currently fourth in Ligue 1 and which will play its European qualification during the final day at Lille. When receiving this trophy, the former Lyonnais had a good word for Mauricio Pochettino, with PSG being crowned French champions but absent from the nominees.
“I Know the Difficulty of Winning a Title”
“Pochettino is the champion of France, I know the difficulty of winning a title, he admitted during his speech. I would like to share this trophy with the owners of Stade Renais (Pinault family), who worked a lot for the development The club. Thank you for their trust. I have an idea for my president, Nicolas Holvec (suffered with cancer, editor’s note), who plays a more difficult match, I know you will win it. A word to the players and their relatives applauded at the mention of the leader in the room before addressing.
Julian Stephan (Strasbourg), Jorge Sampaoli (Marseille), Christophe Gaultier (Nice) and Antoine Comboure were also nominated for the award. Mauricio Pochettino has become the second French champion coach not to feature in the final since Alain Perrin with Lyon in 2008.
Argentina reacted with irony to the absence last week. “No, I have no opinion on this subject, he admitted. I also had no opinion on this subject when I came along with Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the list of the three best coaches in the world. It is a fact. Not that much to say.”