English Manager Will Still Departs French Club Reims by Mutual Consent

English manager Will Still has parted ways with French club Reims by mutual consent. The Belgian-born Englishman, who is now 31 years old, made headlines when he became the youngest coach in Europe’s top five leagues after his appointment by Reims at the age of 30 in October 2022.

Still’s tenure at Reims began on a high note, with a remarkable 14-game unbeaten run. In his first season, he guided the team to an 11th-place finish in the French top flight. However, recent results have been less favorable, with Reims winning only two of their last 14 games.

Club president Jean-Pierre Caillot expressed pride in contributing to the development of Still as a coach, noting his ability to instill his convictions and playing identity.

In response to his departure, Still expressed gratitude to Stade de Reims and everyone associated with the club, stating that it will always hold a special place in his life.

Still’s journey into professional football management began with a role as a video analyst at Belgian side Sint-Truiden in 2014. Despite his success at Reims, he faced challenges due to not holding a UEFA Pro Licence, requiring the club to pay a fee every time he took charge of a game.

Notably, Still has previously credited the video game Football Manager for playing a role in his development as a professional manager.

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