He comes to replace Niko Kovac, dismissed at the end of last week. Belgian coach Philippe Clement has signed up until June 30, 2024, with AS Monaco, the Principality club announced on Monday evening.
Aged 47, Philippe Clement was the coach of Club Bruges, current 2nd in the Belgian championship and with which he was champion in 2020 and 2021. A former midfielder, he led Genk to the title of Belgian champion in 2019.
” His capacity […] to make the most of young and talented groups [en fait] the right person to continue […] the chapter that we opened at the start of last season aimed at bringing AS Monaco back into the elite of French football and onto the European scene in the long term ”, welcomed Oleg Petrov, the club’s vice-president and general manager.
“The experience of winning”
Thanked, Niko Kovac had paid for the club’s lack of results, eliminated in the preliminary round of the Champions League, as well as relations which had become complicated with certain executives of the team.
Philippe Clement will lead his first training on Tuesday and will be on the bench of Monaco, 6th in the French championship, Sunday in Nantes on behalf of the 20th day. “We are convinced that the solid foundations that we have been building for eighteen months, associated with the experience of winning, the leadership and the ambitious state of mind of Philippe Clement will take our sporting project to a new level” , argued for his part the sporting director of AS Monaco Paul Mitchell.