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I bought suspended at Liverpool, punched teammate at Galatasaray but now I am one particular of Europe’s most extremely-rated coaches


Oct 12, 2023
I got suspended at Liverpool, punched teammate at Galatasaray but now I'm one of Europe's most highly-rated coaches


Previous Liverpool winger Albert Riera has been named as the new manager of Bordeaux.

The 41-yr-aged was only named as manager of Slovenian top tier side Celje, but has quit just a several months into his to start with season there.

Riera spent just two seasons at Liverpool


Riera spent just two seasons at LiverpoolCredit: Getty

English soccer lovers will don’t forget him for his two-12 months stint at Liverpool, in addition brief spells at Gentleman City and afterwards at Watford.

Riera started out his vocation at Mallorca, just before joining Bordeaux and then heading back again to Spain with Espanyol.

In 2008, he was signed by Rafael Benitez at the Premier League club for £8million – but the two did not have the greatest of associations.

He was suspended in 2010 following outspoken responses about the then-Liverpool boss.

In his interview with Radio Marca, Riera stated: “When the coach suggests nothing to you and you are nicely, with no physical troubles and schooling perfectly, you simply cannot support but believe it must be a little something own.”

Riera would never ever perform an additional recreation for Liverpool immediately after individuals opinions, getting sidelined for the relaxation of the year and then bought to Olympiacos in the summer.

Benitez still left that summer time far too, but the former winger afterwards exposed that he apologised to his countryman.

“Now that I am a mentor, I see it differently,” Riera told the Liverpool Echo. “Many instances I have apologised to him (Benitez), to many coaches that I had through my career.

Riera says he later apologised to Benitez for his comments


Riera suggests he later on apologised to Benitez for his opinionsCredit rating: Getty

“As a participant, you just see you, you see that you want to engage in, you just see your section. But it’s so hard to maintain 25 players delighted, it’s impossible. You have to make decisions as a coach, somebody will like it and a person won’t like it. It is like this, as very simple as that.”

Controversy ongoing to abide by Riera after he remaining Anfield, with him reportedly getting a struggle with Felipe Melo at Galatasaray.

He would also later on be ‘sacked’ by Udinese, without having enjoying a recreation for them, for attending a poker match somewhat than reporting for a match.

Riera disputed that model of functions in a message on social media, the place he stated: “To make clear, the termination of the contract has been by mutual agreement for a prolonged time and not for non-sporting factors”.

Trouble followed Riera to Galatasaray


Issues adopted Riera to GalatasarayCredit: Getty
Riera is now a highly-rated coach in Europe


Riera is now a remarkably-rated coach in EuropeCredit: Getty

He hung up his boots in 2016 and built his initially moves into administration in 2022 with Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana and led them to a league and cup double.

Having said that, he was not made available a new contract and moved to an additional Slovenian side – Celje.

And now he is on a new journey in France with Bordeaux.

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