“I didn’t think we could suffer so much”: the Angers coach’s moving tribute to his deceased wife

“If I am here today, it’s thanks to her.” Alexandre Dujeux, the coach of SCO Angers, had a strong thought for his wife Claire, who died on December 25, 2023, on the occasion of the celebrations celebrating the club’s return to Ligue 1 this Friday. Officially back in the elite of French football following the draw (0-0) against Dunkirk, Dujeux and his men celebrated their promotion at length at the Stade Raymond-Kopa, between invading the pitch and showering with champagne. But the 48-year-old technician still returned to the difficult period he experienced at the end of last year and his mourning.

“It’s a somewhat mixed feeling. I am very happy, but I would really like her to see that, he regretted at the microphone of Prime Video. I savor inside, I have a great thought for my wife. It was a very hard year for me, I didn’t think we could suffer so much… It’s thanks to football that I kept going, I really wanted to achieve the goal set along the way because that this was not the initial objective. I am very happy to see my staff and the players fulfilled, the whole club with a smile and such communion with the public,” concluded the Angevin coach, who will return to Ligue 1 after finishing the 2022/2023 season on the SCO bench.

Claire, the wife of Alexandre Dujeux, died following a long illness at the end of last year. Many tributes then poured in from French football, such as clubs, the League or the UNFP.


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