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Guy Roux: “To say that football was better before, that doesn’t make sense”


BIG INTERVIEW – On the occasion of the release of a book of memories, the legendary trainer goes back to his rich career.

A key figure in French football, Guy Roux is now spending peaceful days in his comfortable Auxerre pavilion. At 82, “Mr. AJ Auxerre ”, a club he trained for forty-four years, confides in Confidences (co-written with Alexandre Alain, Éditions Talent Sport). A life of footballing memories, surprising encounters and reflections that sometimes take the reader far from the field. Before taking off for a few days in the sun abroad, this great ambassador of Burgundy spoke at length to the Figaro.

LE FIGARO. – You stopped training in 2007. Do you miss the sensations experienced on a bench?

Guy ROUX. – No more now. I had a lack for two years before finding my cruising speed. I managed not to cut football by being hired by Canal +. I did eleven years there, four at L’Équipe TV and I am a consultant at Europe 1. Regarding my passion for AJ Auxerre, I am a member of the board of directors

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