At the end of his contract at the end of the season, Michel Der Zakarian does not yet know if he will continue the adventure. But the coach is discussing an extension with his leaders whom he met on Thursday.
The identity of Montpellier’s next coach is still uncertain. But the chances that his name is still Michel Der Zakarian exist. At the end of the contract at the end of the season, the technician could extend his adventure, four years after his arrival, even if nothing is yet very clear on the subject. While a departure seemed planned a few months ago, the situation has changed a bit since.
Bruno Genesio, cited among the contenders to take the post, has signed up with Rennes in the meantime and the MHSC could choose for continuity. Without saying too much, Michel Der Zakarian has nevertheless confirmed the existence of discussions with its president Laurent Nicollin and the sporting director, Bruno Carotti.
Der Zakarian discusses, but “nothing is frozen”
“” There was a meeting yesterday (Thursday) between the agents and the management, Bruno and Laurent, he confided this Friday at a press conference. It continues. Nothing is set for the moment. We work on both sides, there are always things to put in place. We discuss, we move forward. But the priority is the championship, the cup, to finish the season well. “
In March, Laurent Nicollin had confided that the future of his trainer would be “settled before the end of March”. He is therefore behind on his schedule. “But we are neither late nor early, I am in reflection mode, he explained to Midi Libre. It has been four seasons, have we started again on a 5th or a 6th? “Shall we start on something else? Even if I have a guiding idea, nothing is ratified. And Michel will be the first to know if he extends. He still has to want to.”
Hilton: “If it’s over for me, I’ll be the happiest in the world”
Michel Der Zakarian’s decision will wait a little longer. Just like the one concerning Vitorino Hilton. At 43, the dean of the French championship does not yet know if he will hang up in a few weeks, at the end of his contract.
“The last game is on May 22, I am focusing on the end of the championship and we will see if that will be the end of the Vitorino Hilton cycle in football, he confided. I am giving my all to training. “I am passionate about football, the passion is still there, I am in love with this ball. I know that at some point, it will be necessary to stop. I will not be able to play until 60 years old, it would be a miracle!” I’m the most proud of all to be on a football field at 43, to have made it this far, if at the end of the championship it’s over for me, I’ll be the happiest in the world. I’ll switch to the other side and enjoy life. “