French Football coach to try his hand at poker

French Football coach to try his hand at poker

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Another name can be added to the long list of sportsmen who have been seduced by the game of poker. Hot on the heels of Italian striker Christian Vieri’s admission that he’d like to play the game professionally when he hangs up his boots comes the news that the current French manager Raymond Domenech would like to try his luck in Vegas.

In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, the former Lyon manager said that he “want(s) to take on the world champions in Las Vegas.”. He added that football management was an ideal grounding for playing poker; “My job helps me as I have learnt the capacity to analyse an opponent. Like football, a glance is all that’s needed, a feeling.”

With no World Cup or European Championship to worry about this summer, Domenech, dubbed in one newspaper as “the maddest coach at Euro 2008”, should have every opportunity to follow his poker dreams.

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