This Wednesday evening, Oscar Garcia will not be on the bench at the Stade de Reims for the match in Lyon (9 p.m.), counting for the 16th day of Ligue 1. The Spanish coach is affected by the Covid-19, as one of his two assistants, Ruben Martinez. At Groupama Stadium, the Champagne club will include the name of Mickaël D’Amore as coach of the day on the scoresheet, due to his better command of French than Garcia’s other assistant, Joao Nuno Fonseca.
The technician officiates within the pro group and plays an important coordinating role, since he is specifically in charge of the integration of players who rise from the Pro 2, whose number is quite significant in the workforce (Ekitike, Kebbal, Locko, Lopy, Doucouré, etc.). D’Amore, who does not have the BEPF but has the trainer’s diploma, will also provide the post-match press conference. He will work in tandem with Fonseca for decision-making during the meeting.