Speaking as part of an exclusive interview with Get French Football News, ex-Marketing and Communications Assistant to Ligue 1 side Angers SCO, Matt Proctor, described the culture at the club.
“There are traditions at the club that were very new to me, I’m not sure if it is common in France but if you are in the training ground for example and you walk past anyone, be that an under 15 player or Saïd Chabane himself, there would always be a handshake and greeting, it’s almost an unwritten rule. If you go into the canteen where everyone eats, you would put your food onto your table and proceed to go round every single person sat there and greet each one. It opens a lot of doors for conversations with people you wouldn’t usually talk to at other clubs. I don’t know if the backroom staff at other clubs would be sat down at the same table eating a meal with the team captain.”