Philippe Montanier

Philippe Montanier.

Playing Career:
Caen 1987-90
Nantes 1990-1
Caen 1991-4
Toulouse 1994-7
Gueugnon 1997-9
St Etienne 1999-2000

Coaching Career
Toulouse 2001
Bastia 2001-2
Ivory Coast National Team 2002-4
Boulogne 2004-9
Valenciennes 2009-11
Real Sociedad 2011-13
Rennes 2013-

In Anoeta they also love how hard he works, something he says he learned from Robert Nouzaret, an experienced French coach. "He is my spiritual father. He taught me to work hard when I was his assistant at Toulouse. With him, you got to work at 8 in the morning and kept going to 8 in the evening. Every day," he said. As well as his mentor, Montanier pointed out a few other coaches. "I think we all admire Gerard Houllier and Arsene Wenger, examples of great managers. I also like the work of Guardiola and Rafa Benitez. Guardiola was able to win things with the same team that won nothing. And Benitez has had great results in different competitions and with different clubs," he added.