New coach of LOSC Lille after the departure of Jocelyn Gourvennec, Paulo Fonseca was present this Thursday at a press conference alongside its president Olivier Létang. The opportunity for the Portuguese technician to reveal his ambitions with the northern team.
Tenth in Ligue 1 last season, the Mastiffs took advantage of the summer window to redesign the sports project. Jocelyn Gourvennec left, so it was Paulo Fonseca, former AS Roma coach, who took his place on the Lille bench. After signing a two-year contract at the head of the northern club, the 46-year-old Portuguese technician was also present this Thursday at a press conference. The opportunity for the new Lille coach to affirm his ambitions.
“I’m really happy to be here at this great club. I was motivated and enthusiastic from the start. Today, I’m ready to get to work.”first assured the Lusitano before adding: “I supervised the team, the players. I am a coach with varied ideas. We need time to put a team in place, but I am convinced that we will be able to build a solid team, with a real identity..
Paulo Fonseca wants warriors!
After Portugal (Paços de Ferreira, Porto), Ukraine (Shakhtar Donetsk) and Italy (AS Roma), Paulo Fonseca will therefore discover France on the bench of LOSC and the Portuguese intends to make a name for himself in the ‘Hexagon. “I’m an attacking coach, who likes the forward game. I like being able to dominate games, having an aggressive team that presses a lot. We want to fight against all the teams to win as many matches as possible. I have seen many Ligue 1 matches. I am convinced that we can build a solid, ambitious team with an irreproachable mentality. We will not win every game, but we will give everything, my staff, my players and me..
Confident, the 49-year-old man can also count on one of his compatriots, in the person of José Fonte, to integrate as quickly as possible and share his playing philosophy with the rest of the group: “I had the opportunity to have a coffee with José Fonte. We speak the same language. I can count on him to help me with the team.”. Asked, finally, about the transfer window when Sven Botman left the Mastiffs and Akim Zedadka arrived, the new Lille strongman kicked into touch somewhat, acknowledging despite everything that some players were likely to leave the North of France this summer. : “We are working together to find the best formula for the team. We know that some players can leave, but we work together to find players who will match our style of play.. Answer in the next few days…