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Girondins de Bordeaux  : Coupet on the start, N’Simba towards a return to the club

Defender Vital N'Simba could return to the Girondins. — THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP

  • Grégory Coupet learned of his dismissal from the first team this Thursday on the occasion of the resumption of the Girondins from Bordeaux.
  • The Navy and White could welcome a third recruit in the person of Vitah N'Simba in the coming days.
  • Negotiations are continuing between Gérard Lopez and his creditors in view the appeal to the DNCG.

While part of the Girondins de Bordeaux squad is back at the Château du Haillan this Thursday for the medical examinations at the start of the season, the big maneuvers are continuing within the club. And it doesn't matter if the club does not know what its future will hold after its demotion to National by the DNCG and before its appeal to the DNCG in early July. We have to move forward, at least on the athlete.

Girondins de Bordeaux: Coupet on the dé leaves, N’Simba towards a return to the club

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As such, management began to to clean up the workforce at; the occasion of this recovery. The staff don’t cut it either. The only two people renewed are David Guion, the coach and André; Monteiro, his performance manager. On the other hand, like Jaroslav Plasil (assistant) and Antonio Calado (physical trainer), Grégory Coupet will surely no longer be part of it, as revealed. South West.

And like the ex-midfielder and club captain, the goalkeeping coach found out from… email! An email dated June 16 which he only became aware of this Thursday morning at; his return to the training center. An email where he is told that he is summoned. only on July 4th as unwanted players. The message is clear. Julien Mariet, the Team Manager, should also be made redundant. in the next few days.

N’Simba is approaching

On the side of the workforce, Admar Lopes tries to advance his pawns despite the very difficult context of the club. While two recruits were expected this Thursday at the recovery, Rafal Straczek and Yoann Barbet, a third could happen very quickly. According to maligue2.fr, Vital N’Simba will return to the club. The name of the former defender of Clermont, formed in the Girondins, has been circulating for several weeks in Haillan.

According to information from 20 Minutes,the player must give his definitive answer to the club by the end of the week. A one-year contract (plus another optional year) awaits him, but he also has to wait. its disposal of larger offers, particularly from Spain. “ He has a good chance of making the choice of the heart rather than money, “says someone close to the case. Vital N’Simba has also visited Haillan facilities at the start of the week. In the event of a positive response from him, he could have his medical examination during the weekend or next Monday.

“Constructive” discussions with Fortress and King Street

Meanwhile, Gérard Lopez is continuing negotiations with his creditors, the American investment funds Fortress and King Street, to find an agreement by the time the appeal is appealed to the DNCG. Tough discussions between the two parties. But a wind of optimism has been blowing again within the teams of the Hispano-Luxembourg businessman since Wednesday's meeting.

According to a source close to the two investment funds, the latest exchanges were more “constructive”. Gérard Lopez's number 1 objective is to obtain a letter of guarantee of 14 million euros to cover the 22 million euros in sales planned for this summer by the club to complete the budget for this season. The creditors would indeed be open to leaving the money for the transfer of Tchouaméni (8 million euros) to the Girondins. The subject of debt would be secondary at this stage. “The problem is that we are moving at the speed of a snail when we should be at that of a hare”, explains a member of the club.