The coaches who stayed the longest with the Greens

May 8, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. by Thomas


The Stéphane institution, some coaches have defended it longer than others.

There are always exceptions to the rule, including Maxime Bossis ephemeral on the bench of AS Saint-Etienne, as much as in the function of football coach. Or Oscar Garcia resigned after half a season and less for Ghislain Printant, the last thanked by the club from Stéphane. Apart from them, coaches passing by the bedside of the ASSE pennant team often stay for a long time. Even forever, as far as Robert Herbin is concerned.

Robert Herbin at the top. For posterity?

The messages that accompanied his disappearance, at the age of 81 at the end of April, prove how much he has marked the history of the green people. As a player first, then as a coach, staying 4,931 days accumulated in his position, in two separate experiences. It is a record that is not close to being beaten, that the Sphinx snatched from Jean Snella, another outstanding personality, at Saint-Etienne which gave his name, to a stand at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium. Sooner or later Robert Herbin will also have his tribute.

217 days in Green for Claude Puel

Claude Puel, in office since October 4, is still far from these figures. At the time of writing, he has 217 days at the helm of the Saint-Etienne professional group. Another particularity, with the presence in the top 10 below of Frédéric Antonetti, because he is also in the 10 historic coaches of Stade Rennais.

The coaches who stayed the longest at ASSE

10. Christian Sarramagna = 730 days
9. Robert Nouzaret = 822 days
8. Frédéric Antonetti = 995 days
7. Henryk Kasperczak = 1094 days
6. Élie Baup = 1359 days
4 =. Ignace Tax = 1826 days
4 =. Albert Batteux = 1826 days
3. Christophe Galtier = 2754 days
2. Jean Snella = 4746 days
1. Robert Herbin = 4931 days

Cumulative seasons for those who have had several distinct experiences

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