Who says new season said necessarily new faces. After the put away of Bruno Genesio and Rudi Garcia, OL and OM both have chosen to appoint two coaches foreigners at the head of their bench : respectively, Sylvinho and Andre Villas-Boas. In the bottom of the table, two coaches inexperienced resume the reins of Amiens and Dijon : Luka Elsner and Stéphane Jobard.

André Villas-Boas, the renewal marseille

And if a new era has opened on the Canebière ? After the departure of Rudi Garcia following a fiscal year 2018-2019, completely missed (fifth of L1), the Olympique de Marseille has focused on a profile that is unique in appointing a neophyte in the France Championship, coach of the Portuguese André Villas-Boas. Often associated with his mentor José Mourinho, of which he was the assistant for four years at Chelsea and a year at Inter Milan, the technician of 41 years will have the heavy task of rebuilding a team wracked, bringing the game to the Orange Velodrome, dream for the demanding public of marseille and qualify the OM on the european stage. A goal that is not afraid of the Portuguese, who has clearly shown its ambitions : the podium at the end of the season.

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Former coach of Porto, Chelsea or even Tottenham, the technician Portuguese found the bench more than a year and a half after his departure from Shanghai. At 41 years of age, his track record is already well-stocked with a title of the champion of Portugal, a Portuguese Cup, a Supercup of Portugal and a Europa League in 2011 with FC Porto. He also won the Russian Championship, the Russian Cup and the super cup of Russia with zenit St. Petersburg between 2014 and 2016.

Until then, André Villas-Boas and his men have rather succeeded in their preparation. If everything began with a heavy defeat by England against Glasgow Rangers (4-0), the Olympians are quickly recovered in the United States. The Phocaeans were imposed against Bordeaux (2-1), against Saint-Etienne (2-1) in the final to win the EA League 1 Games and finally have outperformed DC United (8-1). Bodes well for the resumption of the championship ? First element of response on Saturday against Reims.

Sylvinho-Juninho, the Brazilian touch in Lyon

Led by the duo of brazilian formed by Juninho, sports director, and Sylvinho, coach, Olympique lyonnais put on a bold choice to join the elite of europe. Assistant coach of the Seleção, Sylvio Mendes Campo Júnior, said Sylvinho, will enjoy his first experience as a coach after experiencing for years the technicians of renowned. Appointed by his friend Juninho Pernambucano, a legend of the club rhone valley, to take the succession of Bruno Genesio on the bench of lyon, its arrival is expected on a firm footing for a club that has not won any title since a Coupe de France in 2012. The technician of 45 years, became the first technician foreign lyonnais since the Serbian Vladimir Kovacevic (November 1981-February 1983).

As a player, the career of the new coach of lyon was highlighted by two champions League victories with FC Barcelona in 2006 and 2009. Earlier, it was after a long stay in brazil to the SC Corinthias (1994-1999) that Sylvinho was able to try his luck in two of the biggest soccer championships of the world : the Premier League (Arsenal) and la Liga (Celta Vigo and FC Barcelona).

In the preparation phase, the OL Sylvinho has not shone, and has instead given rise to some doubts. With four losses to a single victory, including two slaps received against Liverpool first (3-1) and Bournemouth (3-0), Lyon showed a feverishness worrying as much in the game that in his character. In his first game as coach of Olympique lyonnais, Sylvio Mendes Campo Júnior, said Sylvinho, will face Monaco this Friday. A test greatness nature is not to be missed.

Luka Elsner and Stéphane Jobard, two shots of poker for Amiens and Dijon

In the bottom of the table, Amiens SC is entering its third consecutive season in the top flight of French football and the club picard will once again need to hang on in League 1 (15th last year). To do this, the Yankees have hired a new coach, completely ignored, after the departure of Christophe Pelissier for the Domino’s League 2 and FC Lorient in June. More young technician of the championship, the franco-slovenian Luka Elsner (37 years old) is committed for two seasons plus an option in the Hauts-de-France. Amiens, therefore, chooses to trust a coach less experienced which has made his arms to the side of Domzale, Ljubljana (D1 slovenian) and Pafos (D1 cyprus) before exercising the Union saint-gilloise (D2 belge). Hit a winner ?

Another shot of poker : the appointment of Stéphane Jobard at the head of the Dijon. Engaged for two years with the club bourguignon, the technician of 48 years was for the first time, the dress of the head coach, who was part of last season on the staff of Rudi Garcia in Marseille. Former player of the club (1998-2006) and former assistant to Olivier Dall’oglio on the bench of the DFCO (2012-2018), Stéphane Jobard has gone through everything and seen it all in Gold Coast. He finally returns to his land with the controllers is the head coach. His goal ? Give a new breath to Dijon, spent close to relegation last year. “The idea is to make life a little more sweet, the next year, so that we can survive a little longer,” he said last June after his appointment.