Domenech and Maradona during a friendly match between France and Argentina.
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Raymond Domenech, the new coach of Nantes of the League 1 French rose controversy this Friday, after making a joke in bad taste about the death of Maradona at a press conference.
While talking about possible reinforcements for the team, the coach had the “idea” to refer to the legendary Argentine 10 who died 7 weeks ago.
“I am very secretive during the transfer window. I would have liked to sign Maradonabut he’s dead“Said Raymond Domenech.
🗣️ | Raymond Domenech, former coach of the French National Team and today in Nantes: “I would have liked to sign Maradona, but he’s dead.”pic.twitter.com/fxW3vfZQcD
– Ovation24 (@ ovacion24) January 8, 2021
The strategist has been characterized by various conflicts, being one of the most remembered when he fought with the players of the French team, which he directed, since during the 2010 South Africa World Cup ran from concentration to Nicolas Anelka and he faced the comrades who expressed their discontent with a protest the next day.
It is also in the public domain his fanaticism for astrology, which has led him to do not trust players born under the sign of scorpion, reason why it did not lead to Robert Pires to said World Cup.
– Gonzalo Fernandez (@ Gonfernandez90) August 12, 2014
As if that were not enough, in his biography he criticized the stars Thierry Henry, Patrice Evra and Frank Ribery: “When things went wrong, everyone was the first to jump off the boat. I couldn’t take that gang of idiots anymore. I had no energy left, ”he said.