When it comes to definitively turning the page on the 2021-2022 season, and approaching the next exercise in the prelude to the elite, there have been several changes in the FC Metz sports organization chart.
Indeed, pierre dreossi joins FC Metz as the new director of football. Presented this Thursday, June 16, to the press together with President Bernard Serin, the native of Roubaix is a regular on French pitches, who stepped on more than 500 times as a central defender between 1977 and 1993.
With his studs hanging up, and with a well-stocked career behind him, Pierre Dréossi hasn’t left the world of football for all that. Quickly, the man found a place in the organization chart of AS Cannes, that of his last professional club, first in the training center, then as assistant coach of the first team.
In 1996, he was appointed to the LOSC sporting directorate, a position he held for six years, before joining Stade Rennais, as general manager. During his tenure (2006-2013), the Breton team settled definitively in the first part of the table, qualifying for the European Cup on several occasions.
Subsequently, Pierre Dréossi held similar positions at Paris FC between 2015 and 2020, as well as within the Greek formation of Panathinaikos, during the 2020-2021 season.
On the banks of the Moselle, Pierre Dréossi will now lead the club’s sporting policy in the Croix de Lorraine. In this sense, the new Metz manager is behind the arrival of the new FC Metz coach. A well-known figure in French football, Laszlo Boloni He is thus named at the head of the Messino first team. Successor of Frédéric Antonetti, the new maroon coach has a rich career, both on the national and European scene.
After beginning his coaching career on the ASNL bench in 1994, the former midfielder took charge of the Romanian national team in 2000. A short experience, as he was assigned to Sporting de Portugal in 2001, with whom he was proclaimed champion of first division in his first year on the Peninsula, and revealing to the eyes of Europe a future glory of world football, Cristiano Ronaldo.
In France, his time at Stade Rennais (2003-2006) notably allowed the Breton team to win 4th place in Ligue 1 in 2005 and qualify for the next edition of the UEFA Cup.
The Romanian coach’s record was enriched by a spell at Standard de Liège between 2008 and 2010, where László Bölöni became Belgian champion in 2009. After returning to Ligue 1 for a time in 2011 on the RC Lens bench, then managed PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece), Al-Khor (Qatar) and Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Messin’s new coach also won a Belgian Cup victory in 2020 with Royal Antwerp, which allowed the entity Antwerp reconnect with the European Cup.
His last coaching term dates back to the 2020-2021 season, as coach of Panathinaikos. Solid experience and rare knowledge of continental football that László Bölöni will now put to the benefit of FC Metz for the next two years.
Backed by a solid relationship of trust established first in Rennes and then more recently in the Athenian city, Pierre Dréossi and László Bölöni will continue their collaboration on the banks of the Moselle, and this, from the next Ligue 2 BKT season.