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AJA, the rant of Guy Roux

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AJ Auxerre tipped the wrong side on Saturday night after the last day of L1. Lucid, Guy Roux is nonetheless angry.

Beaten by Lens on Saturday evening (1-3), Auxerre was thus capped at the post by Nantes, who fell at the same time from Angers (1-0) and therefore maintained in Ligue 1 at the expense of AJA. ” It’s a fair descent “, agrees Guy Roux, the former emblematic coach of the club, who had few illusions at the start of this ultimate lifting. ” Deep down I knew that Auxerre couldn’t put on a great game. Lens is naturally stronger. My only hope was that our friends from Angevin beat Nantes, but that didn’t happen. But I console myself by telling myself that behind Auxerre, my two favorite teams are Nantes and Lens. »

In an interview with Le Parisien, the octogenarian strategist nevertheless proclaims his disappointment, annoyed by the evolution of the round ball. ” Auxerre is the victim of the power of the rich! How can we accept, for the comfort of the wealthiest, to go from 20 to 18 clubs in L1? And the same in L2. The big ones only think about themselves and don’t give a damn about the little ones. They want to tire less for their European matches. I find that France football is lazy. Fewer matches, more Coupe de la Ligue and more extra time in the Coupe de France. So, I’m going to propose a new reform for the cup: we start with the penalty shootout and then everyone in the shower! This way, we will get tired less. Frankly, it annoys me to always do less. If we had stayed at 20 clubs, AJA would be in L1 today. »

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And now ? It will not necessarily be easy for the Burgundians to rebuild and find the elite. ” Administratively, the club is running well but sportingly, it will be complicated, blows Guy Roux. I would like the coach, Christophe Pélissier, to stay but we lack a sports director to manage recruitment. In my time, I took care of it but it is no longer possible today in modern football. Auxerre would need a Leonardo. […] If there is not an organization set up quickly, then we will still have to be worried about Auxerre. »

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