Wednesday, May 6, 2009

UF Quick Throw: Le Guen Out at PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that gaffer Paul Le Guen will not return next year. This confirms speculation that had been mounting since a 1-0 loss to Rennes that Le Guen's contract, which ends on June 30th, would simply not be renewed. Although PSG barely avoided relegation last season, they currently sit 4th in Ligue 1 and look likely to retain a CL spot.

Le Guen, who had previously managed Rangers and Lyon (including 4 straight Ligue 1 titles from 2002-2005) had been increasingly at odds with PSG president Sebastien Bazin. Various sources have tipped current Valenciennes coach Antoine Kombouare, a former PSG player, as his replacement.

[Paris Saint-Germain and coach Le Guen to part company]

[PSG confirm Le Guen's departure]

[Ludovic Giuly surprised at announcement during run in]


EbullientFatalist said...

Threadjack: so Ade is gonna definitely be leaving for Serie A this off-season, right? I mean, he can't score in any big games in the Prem, he might as well be putting thirty goals past Napoli and Ascoli, yeah?

I'm still bitter.

Magnakai Haaskivi said...

Can't score in big games? Inter may have a use for him...

Seriously, I haven't seen that level of disinterest from a striker since Drogba.

While we're threadjacking: Everyone's said that, among other things, Arsenal's really lacking a Steven Gerrard/John Terry type player who can rally the troops in big games. What player plays that role for Manchester United?

The NY Kid said...

Park Ji-Sung?