By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
Former Olympique Marseille defender Charley Roussel Fomen has distance himself from a coaching role when he eventually retires from football.
Speaking to gigafoot.com, the 30-year-old in the twilight of his career stated that he will like to stay in the beautiful game upon retirement but not as a coach.
The ex-Dijon left back who left Panthère Nde to Marseille in July 2009 said football business will be his interest when he retires.
“I would like to stay in the football environment. I would like to get into sports management. Also, I would like to work as a Sports Director of a team. I will soon begin the training necessary to achieve this.” Charley revealed. He further declared he will stay away from coaching to avoid premature death “I don’t want to be a coach because I don’t want to die before his time”
The former Red Star man still has a few years on the pitch under his belt but whenever he retires he won’t venture into coaching as it is the case with many ex-footballers nowadays.
A handful of ex-footballers have ventured into coaching and made huge success but it certain Fomen sees the hazards of the profession over the great tales especially in Cameroon were coaching is not the most secured job.
Clashes between coaches and their expected collaborators are a usual sight in Cameroon.
Over the years there has been public exhibition of a tense atmosphere between coaches and their president like the case of coach Francois Ngoumou and president Kome Max of Dragon Yaoundé in the just ended season.
In the 2016 season president Pierre Kwemo of UMS and coach Bonaventure Djonkep fought during a league game sparking a huge criticism.
Not only are some of the coaches targeted physically by their presidents, some work insufferable pressure from the supporters who stop at nothing to express disaffection to their coach when results are not forthcoming.
In 2018 Aigle Royal of Menoua fans in their number threatened to lynch their coach after a defeat in a top-flight game.
‘Hiring and firing’ of coaches at short notice is a common event in Cameroon.
Certainly with all these occupation hazards, the ex-Feutcheu FC of Djiko Bandjoun defender is right to avoid the job.
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