The incredible journey with this graduate


By: Manu Tournoux

FC Metz (Ligue 1) has relied on former middle-distance athlete, Bouabdellah Tahri, to lead the recruitment unit.

It’s an unusual reconversion. Since he removed his spikes five years ago, Bouabdellah Tahri has started a new career in football, well almost… The native of Metz, multiple European medalist in the 3,000m steeplechase and third on the podium at the World Championships athletics 2009, today works for the Lorraine club.

I played at a good level until under-16. Throughout my career, football was a relief”explains in the daily The Team the man of almost 45 years old (December 20). Bob Tahri, a fan of data linked to player performances, takes on the role of recruitment coordinator for those promoted to Ligue 1.

He became familiar with the world of professional football at AS Monaco, as head of rehabilitation and mental preparation (2018-2020). In Metz, he came home, not only because he was born in the Lorraine city.

Bob Tahri played curtain-raising football matches at the Saint-Symphorien stadium when he was 10 years old, says The Team. 35 years later, he scrutinizes hundreds of players for the good of the Garnets.

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