Ligue 1 – Favre, Bosz, Furlan, Der Zakarian… Who are the coaches most at risk?

A few weeks and then goes away again? Arrived in Nice at the beginning of the summer with enormous ambition, Lucien Favre was quickly disillusioned. The Swiss technician was the victim of the very wobbly and late transfer window led by his management, and obviously does not manage to get his speech across in the locker room. According to Nice morning and RMC Sport, the Gym and Lucien Favre would be close to a separation.

The 64-year-old coach can be reassured, he is not the only one to be threatened. Far from there. He was, to tell the truth, not even among the names that would have been spontaneously cited to evoke the coaches in danger. After eight days, an overview of these coaches who no longer have many cartridges to burn.

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Boss, until when?

There is, among several coaches and their respective teams, a feeling that hardly lends itself to optimism: that things do not change from one week to another. From season to season, even, as far as Bosz is concerned. After a first exercise finished in eighth place, the Dutch technician did not leave on a better basis.

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OL took points over the first five days, of course. But the Gones remain on three defeats in a row against Lorient, Monaco and Paris. The matches pass, old glories have returned, but the observation is always the same: we still do not know in which direction the Rhone club is advancing.

The former Ajax coach knew from the start of the season that he had limited credit. Vincent Ponsot, director of football, gave a little pressure before this third defeat in a row against the champion of France. A defeat in Lens, October 2, and everything could go very quickly. And this even if Jean-Michel Aulas flew to the aid of his coach on Monday morning, reaffirming his confidence in him.

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Jean-Marc Furlan has so far withstood AJ Auxerre’s fourth straight defeat. But for how long ? His defense again completely took the water in the first period against Lorient, last Friday (1-3). And his attack is, by his own admission, not at the required level. “Let’s say that compared to what I see in the locker room, you can be worried, but we have already taken seven points and the season is very long”, he analyzed after this new setback, his face marked.

Accustomed to yo-yoing between the elite and his antechamber, the technician who passed through Brest will play very big against his former club on October 2. And his counterpart on the Breton bench too. Because the SB29 is hardly better, he who has taken only one point in his last five matches, with just before the truce a defeat at home against the promoted Ajaccio, who had not won a single match so far .

Jean-Marc Furlan, AJA coach, during the Auxerre-Marseille match.

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“We’ve been a sick team since the slap we took against Montpellier (0-7). It’s worrying, and if we’re not worried today, we have to stay at home”, the Brest coach reacted harshly, whose team did no better in 4-4-2 than in 5-3-2 against the Corsican club. Without a very quick change, Der Zakarian might just stay there, at home.

Pantaloni and Baticle gained some time…

The misfortune of Brest therefore made the (great) happiness of Ajaccio, Sunday. And of course his coach Olivier Pantaloni, inevitably relieved after this first success since the rise in the elite. “We expected a complicated start to the season and we experienced it. There was a need to win a first game quickly and we managed to do so. Whether at managerial level or at club level , we knew that the season was going to be difficult”, explained the Corsican at the microphone of The Channel The Team Monday evening.

The former midfielder therefore had time, if we are to believe his speech. But this trip to Brest just before the international break, when Marseille and Paris will be on the program in October, looked very much like a turn not to be missed.

Gérald Baticle is also one of those coaches who found a smile before this little cut. Without a win after six days, at worst following the slap received in Lyon (5-0), the SCO got out of a badly embarked situation against Montpellier before taking advantage of a very early Nice exclusion on Sunday. Two rank victories that allowed the Angevins “to enter a new area”. But Baticle recognizes it, “there is still a long way to go”. Especially since his next opponent is called Marseille…

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… Stephan still has some

Of the way, Strasbourg has a lot, too. Racing have yet to win after finishing 6th last season. False starts during the transfer window, injuries, suspensions… The Alsatian club is not finished, but must quickly get back on its feet. There remains the feeling that Julien Stéphan is not really in danger at the moment.

Guy’s son, assistant to Didier Deschamps, even has the luxury of projecting himself far enough. “We are engaged in a long and difficult process. It will take weeks or even months to go back up. We have to prepare for it”, he said after the defeat in Montpellier after extra time on Sunday. Obviously, its president Marc Keller maintains his confidence in him. But for how long ?

The case of Oscar Garcia will also be one to watch, although Reims, who have finished five out of eight games outnumbered this season, have extenuating circumstances. On the Troyes side, Bruno Irlès perfectly relieved ESTAC of a nightmarish start. Sign that the series are made to be reversed… or not. And in this case, the first fuse is known to everyone.

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