Will Still orchestrates historic Reims run

Stade de Reims manager Will Still made collective and individual history during the club’s 0-0 draw against OGC Nice on Sunday. 

The Belgian-born English manager took over from Oscar Garcia in October, and has since overseen a drastic uptick in form, resulting in a historic run for Reims. In drawing against Les Aiglons, Reims are now unbeaten in Ligue 1 in their last 16 mathes, a record for the club. The previous record was set in 1959, an era in which Reims were a French and European powerhouse. 

Les Rémois are now also unbeaten in their last nine away matches, the longest streak in Ligue 1, whilst following Newcastle United’s defeat to Liverpool, their 16-game streak is the longest in Europe’s top five divisions. 

Still has also made his own personal bit of history, becoming only the second manager in history to go unbeaten in his first 14 Ligue 1 matches. Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel currently holds the record having gone unbeaten in his first 20 Ligue matches with Les Parisiens. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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