His own path
"I have no doubts about my method. Everyone must choose his own path, I've been following min for over twenty years. Here at Monaco, at the beginning, it felt like a culture shock. I had to adapt without denying myself. Show intelligence."
Work as the watchword
"I try to give the best in my work. For me, not in terms of what others think of me. I always dreamed of becoming a football coach at the highest level (...) At the time (ed: when he was a player in Maderia), I used to talk to the other coaches and the former players about my ambition of becoming a first division coach. They made fun of me a little behind my back, but it doesn't matter. I have no revenge to take on them. I had a one in a thousand chance of making it. I gave everything for that."
"I don't believe in separating exercises. I think you have to blend all aspects together in training and orchestrate them. Develop them together. It's an ecological method (...) With me, we spend 95% of the time with the ball. So everything comes together in concert: physique, perception of the opponent, technique, etc. The player combines what he will need to reproduce during the match."
Philosophy: Edgar Morin
"Edgar Morin has a global view of the view, of the complexity of the factors that interact. Faced with failure, he doesn't try to simplify and pick out a shortcoming. He sees life as a symphony. Well, transposed to football, it's the same thing (…) Football is complex. You have to analyse it like that and avoid simplifying."
Le Petit Journal
"I'm afraid that without me, the programmes might lose some viewers! That's good... (laughs)."