Juninho has stated, “Coaches in Ligue 1 need to improve.”
RMC asked the former Brazilian midfielder who played for Olympique Lyonnais to comment on the quality of play in the French competition. He was a member of Olympique Lyonnais.
The caliber of his free kicks was particularly impressive, and he was able to leave his mark on Ligue 1 by winning seven consecutive trophies between the years 2002 and 2008. On the other hand, Juninho (47), while speaking at the microphone of RMC on Thursday, was not kind to our national championship.
The coaches in Ligue 1 need to get better. There aren’t very many ideas here. The Brazilian complained, “I don’t see the coaches participating, sweating,” in contrast to “Guardiola, the best coach in the world, who virtually plays with his squad during matches and always has something to say.”
Rudi Garcia, who was the coach of Olympique Lyonnais when Juninho was the sporting director there, was the particular coach that Juninho aimed at. Juninho criticized Rudi Garcia for the way he handled the situation with Bruno Guimaraes, the midfielder who later moved to Newcastle. “Rudi Garcia killed the little one,” Juninho said. Because of his intelligence, he quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the greatest players on his squad in just five months.