Reims ‘will have to be fined £22,000 a game as boss Will still doesn’t have a UEFA professional licence’
Reims “will have to be fined £22,000 per game until the end of the season, which will cost the club a TOTAL of £504,000, as his boss Will Still does not yet have the required UEFA Pro license to play. manage in Ligue 1”
- Reims caretaker boss Will Still is expected to stay until the end of the season
- Still was previously an assistant and took over as interim manager last month
- However, he does not have the required UEFA Pro license to manage in Ligue 1
- Reims should therefore be fined £22,000 per game until the end of the season
Reims caretaker manager Will Still is set to remain boss of the French side until the end of the season, despite the club costing the club £22,000 a game.
Belgium manager Still, 30, took over as interim manager of the Ligue 1 club after former Watford and Brighton boss Oscar Garcia was sacked last month.
He had previously been Garcia’s assistant and has overseen an impressive start, going unbeaten in his six games in charge so far as Reims climbed to 11th place in Ligue 1.
Reims caretaker manager Will Still is expected to stay until the end of the season, despite costing the club £22,000 a game as he does not yet have the required UEFA professional licence.
And, according to the French outlet The Team Still is now set to stay in his role for the rest of the campaign.
However, the report states that Reims will have to pay £22,000 per game they support as Still does not yet have a UEFA Pro license, which is required.
According to UEFA regulations, a Pro license is required for anyone wishing to manage a team in the top tier of any European country’s league system on a permanent basis – which is defined as a period of more than 12 weeks.
Still was previously assistant to former Watford and Brighton boss Oscar Garcia, who was sacked last month
Still is set to receive his UEFA Pro license next summer which means Reims will pay £504,000 to keep him in his job until the end of the season.
Still is set to receive his UEFA Pro license next summer, which means Reims as a club will have to pay a total of £504,000 to keep him in charge until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Still had a somewhat fascinating career having never played professionally but coached in England, France and his native Belgium.
He coached in the youth system at Preston North End, while he also held assistant positions with Belgian sides Lierse, Standard Liège and Beerschot – he enjoyed a short stint in charge of this last team.
Has consistently overseen an impressive spell, remaining unbeaten in his six games in charge so far
He had two stints as an assistant at Reims before replacing Garcia as caretaker boss last month.
After being confirmed in his new role, the 30-year-old is expected to appoint an assistant when his side return to training on November 28.
Reims are currently four points clear of the relegation zone in Ligue 1 with 17 points from 15 games, with Still overseeing important wins over Nantes and Auxerre in his short spell so far.
They will be next in action on December 28 when they host Rennes in Ligue 1.