Claude Puel: 400 matches
Monaco, Lille and OL… the three clubs that the OL manager has taken charge of up until today… Against Nice, he will be at his 400th Ligue 1 match…
83 with Monaco ... 228 with Lille... and 89 with Lyon taking into account the match against Nice ... that's 400 games as a manager in the L1. After experiencing the bench as an assistant to Jean Tigana at AS Monaco for a few months and after 601 games, including 488 in the L1, in the jersey of Monaco. Since 1979, when his made his pro debut, with the exception of the 2001-2002 season, is in the active world of professional French football.
Claude is at almost 11 seasons on the bench of the L1 with a break of 12 months (2001-2002). He won the French title with Monaco in 2000 with the Champions Trophy as a bonus. With Lille, he won the Intertoto Cup in 2004. He was named best coach of the L1 in 2006 (Trophy UNFP). He also experienced the Champions League with Monaco, Lille and OL, including a semi-final in the 2009-2010 season. He has 44 Champions League games under his belt, 82 European matches in total. With Lille he has twice finished on the podium of the championship (2nd and 3rd), just as with OL. When told he will celebrate his 400th game this weekend, the native of the Tarn replied, smiling: "for now ... I am not counting".