Bayern Legend Willy Sagnol Found A New Job

According to German media reports, Sagnol is the new (as far as I know first) technical director of the French Football Federation.

That’s what Focus reports, quoting Sagnol as saying:

My assignment is comparable to Matthias Sammer’s work for the DFB: I’m responsible for all youth teams, both the organizational and the sporting things.

I’ll use my Bayern gene to implement a winning mentality. We want to be as successful as we were in the 90s.

As you might know, the legendary right-back, who had to end his career way too soon, recently worked for his former club as a scout, focusing on his home country France. Among the countless players he scouted for Bayern are Marseille’s offensive midfielder Andre Ayew, full-backs Benoit Tremoulinas and Sebastian Corchia, Moussa Sissoko and Raphael Varane (who now plays for Real Madrid). Whether he continues to work for the club is doubtful but the occasional advice might still be given.

Having a technical director helped the German FA a lot. Since Sammer was appointed, the youth teams have become much more successful. Not only that, the transition works a lot better now as demonstrated by the current national team squad that features more young talents than ever before. You can find out a bit more about Sammer’s role by reading this Deutsche Welle article (don’t worry, it’s in English).

With one of the biggest and most promising youth sections in football finally being utilized properly, this could be the beginning of a golden era of French football.


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