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EXCLUSIVE – Bordeaux relegated: “When you make a lot of mistakes, unfortunately you pay for them”, says Blanc


Laurent Blanc, former coach of the Girondins between 2010 and 2012, is the exceptional guest of “Europe 1 Sport” on Saturday. He answers questions from journalist and editorialist Jacques Vendroux and from the head of the Europe 1 sports department Jean-François Pérès. He returned to the relegation of Bordeaux to Ligue 2.


Laurent Blanc was champion of France with the Girondins de Bordeaux as a coach in 2009. He is therefore all the more concerned by the club’s relegation to Ligue 2 next year. “It’s difficult to talk about it because it would take a little time,” he explains at the microphone of Jacques Vendroux and Jean-François Pérès, visibly affected. “I find it indecent that there are people who can come to the head of a club, and who can hurt you, and ensure that a club which is 112 years old”, is swept away in 18 months. “In football (…), when you make many, many, many mistakes, unfortunately you pay for them, and that’s what happened with the Girondins de Bordeaux.”

“Too bad these people are allowed to become club bosses”

“I am aware that it is not easy to manage a football club either,” conceded the former coach of the France team. However, according to him, when this is the case, “we must rely on what has already been done, on what has already worked”. For Laurent Blanc, “it’s not unique to Bordeaux: we are seeing football in a different light, with a lot of business around”. And to add: “There are leaders who imagine themselves coming to a football club to make money, to supposedly grow, to improve the club.”

But yet, according to the former coach of the Blues, “we realize that this is not the case at all and that they can even jeopardize a club like” that of the Girondins de Bordeaux. “I even find it a shame that these people are allowed to become club bosses,” he said.

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