Claudio Caçapa wants to start as the number one coach in Ligue 1 or elsewhere. Present in the OL staff since 2016, the former emblematic defender of Les Gones feels ready.
Claudio Caçapa’s career is strongly reminiscent of that of Gérald Baticle, former assistant on the bench for Olympique Lyonnais from 2011 to 2021 and who then agreed to coach Angers in Ligue 1. Current member of the Lyon staff since 2016, Claudio Caçapa has admitted that he felt ready to evolve. ” We talk a lot with Peter Bosz. We’re talking football, it’s wonderful. I am happy with my position. Over these 6 years, I have learned a lot, I have progressed, I feel ready to take charge of an L1 team, whether at OL or elsewhere. revealed the 45-year-old Franco-Brazilian during an interview given to the daily Progress.
Caçapa, already some coaching experiences
Momento inesquecível: Maio/2007, a despedida do Lyon com a comemoração do sexto título consecutivo do clube inglês. pic.twitter.com/qvIAK8UY6e
—Claudio Cacapa (@claudiocacapa) May 23, 2015
Claudio Caçapa wasted no time. In 2011 following his last adventure with Avai Futebol Clube in Brazil, the former central defender turned to the bench. Indeed, he became the Brazilian U15 coach almost two years after the end of his career as a professional player. Claudio Caçapa took advantage of this first experience for a year and a half before joining Bruno Génésio’s staff at Olympique Lyonnais in 2016. This season in Ligue 1, four clubs have already changed coaches: Saint-Étienne with Pascal Dupraz, Troyes with Bruno Irles, Bordeaux with David Guion and Monaco with Philippe Clément. Six other clubs also started the season with a different tactician than last season. Suffice to say that Claudio Caçapa will not be short of opportunity by next season. And why not at OL? The latter played for Les Gones from 2000 to 2007 and won six consecutive French championships as well as a League Cup and four Champions Trophies. However, it is difficult to see the former player replacing the one with whom he works daily, even if you should never swear to anything.