His name returned to a lot of lips this Friday evening in Saint-Ouen. Massed in front of the Olympic bar, the bohemian-prolific audience of the Red Star pawed their feet to observe Habib Beye’s first steps as a coach before the match against Villefranche (0-1). “Still, he’s a personality, enthusiastically Grégory Cipriani, 43, supporter. With him, it’s more flashy! “ Ibrahima Diallo, 33, subscriber, was also impatient: “We would like him to stay all season. During the friendlies, he was a little behind. He should give more voice! “
The former defender gave a lot this Friday night. Still standing, he did not stay in place in his technical area and guided his players with reinforcements of sometimes very gestural instructions. Beye was trying to re-mobilize a team which remained on a stinging setback (0-6) in Annecy a week earlier and had just separated from its coach Vincent Bordot at the start of the week. “What was important was to restore confidence, Beye explained. Afterwards, it’s complicated to revolutionize football in four days. “
An internship at Crystal Palace alongside Vieira?
If the result was not in the game, the technician (43) managed to stand out by notably leaving two management players from the starting 11: his experienced goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle and his winger Damien Durand. He had also concocted an innovative device, in 3-4-1-2, and he adapted during the game by even opting for an offensive 4-2-4 during the last twenty minutes. There was the idea, the attitudes of his team were consistent, and with a little success, his formation could have even snagged a point against the co-leader of the division.
We therefore ask to review, but this situation should not be made to last because the Red Star is still looking for a qualified trainer while Beye is still in training. “With thirteen weeks at Clairefontaine, it is difficult to be in charge, ensures whoever passes the BEPF this season. But people know how obsessed I am with this profession, I know it will happen in the near future. I didn’t need this game to know that this job is for me. For four years, I have sacrificed everything to get the diploma. Everything in its time is a construction. “ She will also go through an internship abroad. A priori at Crystal Palace, alongside Patrick Vieira.