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Moreno has not digested his dismissal from AS Monaco

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 30, 2020
Robert Moreno, former coach of Spain, retains a certain bitterness from his departure from AS Monaco. The Spaniard, made redundant last July, thought he had offered a sufficiently reliable project to his leaders when he was signed on December 28 after the departure of Leonardo Jardim.

In a long interview with L’Equipe, he took stock of his feelings, while according to him, Paul Mitchell, the club’s sporting director, had a considerable impact on the end of his cycle within the princely club. “It’s painful not being able to continue what we were building. That I left has nothing to do with what I did. I have the feeling that the change is due to an “all in”, like in poker.

Everything has been changed. There is a new person (Paul Mitchell) who happens – and who happens because I convinced Oleg (Petrov, the club’s vice-president) that we needed a sports director. She has to take on a huge responsibility, which is to finish this season in second place in the Championship, because that’s the goal. I understand that she wanted to count on her own people. She hasn’t evaluated my work, she doesn’t know me. She couldn’t know me in three weeks “, cursed Moreno.

Moreno wants a serious project for the future

“Me, the only thing that bothers me is not the fact in itself, but the form: it is that your newspaper came out that I was fired before I was told. That hurts “, admitted Moreno. However, even though his stint in Monaco was brief, he is convinced he is a winner in terms of his career.

“Whatever happens, I won. Because I am a professional trainer, which was my dream. My agent received two more offers this week.. What I need is a serious project, that the next club that calls me is convinced that I am the right person, and that there is a sports director who wants me “, judged the native of L’Hospitalet.

Under the leadership of Niko Kovac, appointed last July in place of Moreno, AS Monaco is in twelfth place in Ligue 1, and will face Bordeaux on Sunday (5 p.m.).