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How was its extension decided?
It was kind of a process last week. In the days that followed the Brest match (2-4), he was in a very bad way. I had to analyze these 14 games and especially why we missed this point to get the tiebreaker. Next, I wanted to share…
How was its extension decided?
It was kind of a process last week. In the days that followed the Brest match (2-4), he was in a very bad way. I had to analyze these 14 games and especially why we missed this point to get the tiebreaker. Then, I wanted to share my feelings with Gérard Lopez and Admar Lopes. It was important. I explained my analysis, my feelings. Then we took a step back, the club came back to me to say that they were ready to continue with me. I had already told them that obviously I agreed to extend the adventure because I don’t want to stay in a failure at the Girondins. The Girondins coach must be right. I also owe a revenge to the entire Bordeaux environment. For me, it was important.
You talk about your analysis: what is it?
In the beginning, I found that the standards and performance levels were not high enough, that the players in the club for three or four seasons were exhausted and full of weariness. Above all, I saw that not everyone was looking in the same direction, not because of their value as such, but because of their personal stories. This requirement must be ubiquitous at club level and find an idea with a new dressing room. I guess too. We know very well that the coach is the first responsible. You have to accept it.
What should you have done differently?
When I arrived, the team had just scored eight goals (5-0 at Reims, 3-2 at Lens). The idea was to reassure her, hence the 5-3-2 was put together very quickly. Against Monaco (1-1), in my first game, I saw the glass half full with this draw and these few conceded chances. It was a mistake and this match is a turning point. He should have seen the glass as half empty and sent a message to the players for victory, not just reassure them. If we win, we launch the dynamic. Then I adapted to the players on the spot. I couldn’t play four back because we were weak. During the Montpellier match, everything came back to us like a boomerang. All individual and collective problems resurfaced. They had been going on for a long time and had not been resolved. The boys lost confidence and hesitated. We didn’t score at eleven against nine and that added to the defensive problems.
What makes you think you’re the man for the job?
The club has not experienced off-season stability for nearly four years. Continuity is important to me. It will save us time because I can identify the needs to rebuild the workforce. For example, I have already seen young people from the training center who know how to ride. I know the dressing room, the infrastructure, the local environment. Throughout these 14 games, this squad lacked complementarity and associations with respect to the principles of the game. In Reims I experienced failure after leading the team three games, but that was followed by success with promotion in Ligue 1. have this determination. There I supported myself in the training center and made many children play so that they could express themselves.
Do you have guarantees regarding the hiring?
We talked about the template and we agreed on the idea that it had to be renewed for the reasons already mentioned. We are going to make a fairly important contract, although it will depend on many factors such as departures and the DNCG.
On the contrary, do you have guarantees for the players to keep them?
We agree on the guys that I want them to stay: we want to build on the Ahmedhodzic – Ignatenko – Mara axis. But it is the technician who speaks (smiles). I am aware of the economic situation. If the club receives offers that are impossible to refuse for boys… I have to accept it and I understand it.
And as for the staff?
I had come only to adapt very quickly to a new environment, because it was up to me to make the effort in the face of this notion of urgency. Now that the workforce will change, I will be able to make some staffing changes. At least one deputy, I have some names in mind. But nothing is decided at the moment.
Do you know if the framework around the players will be stricter next season?
I talked a lot about the requirement. I want it applied everywhere. This framework is something that is not negotiable. We will have to start from there and with great humility. They are important values given the situation of the club.
Extension until 2023. With one more year in case of increase?
I am here to experience success and bring the team back to Ligue 1. If I am successful in my challenge, I will have a year to support it.
Will he be released if the club does not pass the DNCG?
This is something I haven’t considered at all. I totally trust my president and management team to find the resources.
Are you confident in getting this mandatory lift?