The Replay Center, based in Paris, was the scene of a meeting of a new kind. Indeed, this place, known to be the temple of video assistance to arbitration, hosted a summit meeting between eleven Ligue 1 coaches and the Technical Department of Arbitration (DTA). The exchanges would have borne fruit and the meeting would even have been very “positive”, according to the protagonists present during these exchanges and relayed by The Parisian*.
Relatively long (a little less than 3 hours), the meeting was an opportunity for the referees present alongside their boss Pascal Garibian to come back to the latest controversies to date. Many points were therefore on the agenda and many areas for improvement emerged from the discussions between the various players. In particular, it was a question of the sometimes haughty attitude of certain referees but also of a scenario to better understand the complexity of the functioning of the VAR for the coaches present.
- the coaches present were: Philippe Clement (Monaco), Olivier Dall’Oglio (Montpellier), Michel Der Zakarian (Brest), Paulo Fonseca (Lille), Jean-Marc Furlan (Auxerre), Bruno Genesio (Rennes), Bruno Irles (Troyes ), Antoine Kombouaré (Nantes), Régis Le Bris (Lorient), Philippe Montanier (Toulouse) and Olivier Pantaloni (Ajaccio).