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“A decision a little too hasty”: Disappointed and angry, Albert of Monaco makes it known

On February 6, Prince Albert of Monaco expresses his disappointment in a shouting match on Europe 1. The sovereign would have liked to keep Niko Kovac as coach of AS Monaco.

On Saturday, February 5, 2022, AS Monaco won over Olympique Lyonnais with a score of 2 goals to zero. The club has the 47-year-old former Belgian international footballer Philippe Clément as coach. The new coach has signed a contract with the Monegasque club for three seasons. He succeeds Niko Kovac since January 3. The former Croatian footballer was dismissed by the club on New Year’s Day. Prince Albert of Monaco, a sports fan, did not appreciate this decision at all. The husband of Charle de Monaco, 44 years, considers the dismissal of Niko Kovac as “a decision a little too hasty”.

Prince Albert II of Monaco, 63, is in Beijing for the twenty-fourth opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Albert of Monaco, a former member of the Monegasque Bobsleigh team, shared his opinion about the replacement of the former AS Monaco coach during an interview on Europe 1 on Sunday, February 6. The husband of Charlene of Monaco spoke out and made his disappointment clear. “I hope I’m wrong, but I think it was a little too hasty a decision,” said the father of Gabriella of Monaco and Jacques of Monaco, 8. “I was shown by several arguments, that it was time to change. Because we were not in the objectives that we had set at the beginning of the season,” continued Prince Albert of Monaco.

Prince Albert II of Monaco wanted to keep the coach until the end of the season

The father of Jacques and Gabriella of Monaco, 7 years old, considers that it was not necessary to make an assessment in the middle of the season. “Normally, we make the assessment towards the end of the season and not in the middle”, Prince Albert II of Monaco stressed. The 63-year-old Monegasque sovereign has nothing against the new coach of AS Monaco. The husband of Charlene of Monaco describes Philippe Clément as “a very good coach, someone quite charming and with very good results in the teams he has already coached. However, Albert II of Monaco would have liked to see the Croatian coach on the team’s bench at least until the end of the season. “I would have maybe left Niko Kovac for a few more months, probably until the end of the season,” said the Prince of Monaco.

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