What Will Still is doing with Reims is actually incredible. The trainer, who left Beerschot “by mutual agreement”, has been targeting the French top clubs for two seasons now. Reims is currently fourth again and next Saturday they will host PSG.
Still has a remarkable approach and is recognized for it. He stands among his players at training every day and creates the conditions he thinks he needs for the next match. He even made them angry the last time they played PSG at the Parc des Princes.
Still now indicates in an interview that in the week prior to the match in Paris, he organized training matches in which he and his assistants acted as referees. “We were very bad as refs on purpose,” he said. “Until a moment when the players were really angry with us.”
“But then I said that they could expect the same at the Parc des Princes. The referees are influenced by the audience, the environment… That’s normal. They have to learn to deal with that.”