Last Friday, after the match against Saint-Brieuc (2-0) and the missed accession to Ligue 2, there was a lot of emotion on the faces of the leaders, staff and players of Red Star. On the pitch, Habib Beye has multiplied the hugs. Scenes that sounded like goodbye. Asked several times about his future in a press conference, the Audonian coach kicked in touch. "Now is not the time to talk about this," he said.
Revived one last time, the former captain of OM said a little more. "You have to know how to protect yourself, not talk hot. I also need to evacuate what I experienced for 20 months. I need to sit down. See also what our project is. I thank, and not because it's a departure, the whole club, my president and the owners because they gave me full powers. I did what I wanted with my staff. We had a good time. Unfortunately, we could have lived an exceptional moment if everything had gone as we wanted but it was not the case. But what Red Star have done this season is of great quality. »
Nevertheless, the trend would be towards a departure. Since his appointment as number 1 in September 2021, he has managed to unite his group by making him practice a pleasant game. Internally, it is also highly appreciated. But in her career plan, Beye, under contract until June 2024, necessarily aspires to coach in L1 or L2. This could put an end or reduce his consulting activities on Canal +.
Last winter, Brest (L1) had already thought of him but he preferred to finish this season with Red Star. While the L1 and L2 championships will end this weekend, several clubs have already put it on their list, such as Sochaux (L2), the track that seems the hottest at the moment. There is also Amiens. Paris FC leaders who are looking for a successor to Thierry Laurey, who could be Stéphane Gilli, are also studying Beye's profile.
Chambly is "ready to release" Valéri but wants a quick response
In the event of Beye's departure, Red Star could promote a coach in the Île-de-France region, Fabien Valéri (48). After having raised Paris 13 Atletico to the National last season, the former UJA Maccabi and Paris FC (assistant, U17, reserve) has made a great run with Chambly (2nd in group A of N2). He has just been admitted to the last promotion of the BEPF, essential diploma to coach in National.
Former player of Red Star (1992-2000), where he was trained and played with Steve Marlet (advisor to the president), Fabien Valéri has often been seen this season at the Bauer stadium and was present Friday against Saint-Brieuc. Recently represented by the same agents as Habib Beye, he still has a year left on his contract with Chambly, which gave him until the end of this week to decide. "We are ready to release him, we want to respect if we are respected," warns the president of Chambly Fulvio Luzi.
If Valerie seemed to have the preference of the management of Red Star, the American owner of 777 Partners will have his say in the file and could favor other options. The name of Karim Mokeddem, experienced coach at this level (Lyon-Duchère, Bourg-en-Bresse, assistant at Châteauroux, Saint-Brieuc) is also circulating.