Monaco: Clement fragile? Rybolovlev’s strong position – Football

Despite the elimination of AS Monaco against PSV Eindhoven (1-1, 2-3 aet) in the third preliminary round of the Champions League, coach Philippe Clement would not find himself threatened for the moment. Thanks in particular to the confidence of the Mongasque owner Dmitri Rybolovlev.

Philippe Clement, a secure future with AS Monaco.

A few days after a successful debut in Ligue 1 with a victory in Strasbourg (2-1), AS Monaco experienced their first disappointment of the season by losing against PSV Eindhoven (1-1, 2-3 ap) in of the third preliminary round of the Champions League.

The Principality club will not compete in the Big Ears Cup for the second consecutive season. What to call everything into question?

Rybolovlev supports Clement

Absolutely not ! While coach Philippe Clement could have felt in danger in the face of his failure in the face of a priority objective, the newspaper L’Equipe assures us this Thursday that the Belgian technician retains the support of owner Dmitri Rybolovlev, who still has great confidence in him. Satisfied with the game offered by his team, but also with the results obtained by his coach in recent months, the Russian oligarch still considers Clement to be the man for the job.

Despite the elimination, the content of the two games played by the Mongasques against PSV did not cause Rybolovlev to change his mind. And this time, ASM seems to have decided to play the stability card, while the good internal atmosphere within the group also pleads in favor of the former Brugge tactician. From then on, the 48-year-old technician can foresee the weeks to come with tranquility, he who had come close to being fired last March after a series of bad results, before then turning opinions around by raising the bar with his team.

ASM has no money problem

It must be said that Clement is helped by a favorable context and the good economic situation of the Mongasques, who did not feel the obligation to qualify in C1 to maintain healthy accounts. The sale of Aurlien Tchouamni for 80 million euros (without bonus), as well as a bonus of 35 million euros linked to the extension of Kylian Mbapp to Paris Saint-Germain, allowed Monaco to start the season in all serenity on the financial plan. In any case, Clement can feel supported and will now have to chain positive results in L1 to forget this European hitch.

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