Cyrille de la Morinerie, edited by Thibault Nadal
Administratively demoted to National 1, the Girondins de Bordeaux still hope to be able to assess in Ligue 2 next season. After having obtained a favorable opinion from the CNOSF on Monday, Bordeaux hopes to obtain the final approval of their continuation this Wednesday from the committee of the French Football Federation.
It’s a decision that can change the life of an entire club and an entire city. The Girondins de Bordeaux will find out on Wednesday whether or not they will be able to play in the Ligue 2 season which starts this weekend. After the favorable opinion issued by the CNOSF, the senior leaders of French football meet in the morning.
A dispute between Gérard Lopez and Noël Le Graët
Concretely, the fate of Bordeaux depends on 14 people. Among the members of the Federation’s Comex, we find in particular the president of the League Vincent Labrune, the boss of OL Jean-Michel Aulas and of course Noël Le Graët, the president of the federation who qualified Gérard two years ago. Lopez, an acrobat of finance, estimated at the beginning of the month that Bordeaux had taken somewhat insane risks.
Several good news in the Bordeaux file
Sportingly relegated to Ligue 2 at the end of the sports season, then administratively to National 1 (the third national level) in June, due to financial problems, the Girondins have since inflated their file with new elements: first, the Bordeaux commercial court assures that the club has the reins solid enough to play in Ligue 2.
Indeed, the Girondins have reduced their debt by 75%. Then, the scapular club sold its striker Sekou Mara to Southampton against a check for eleven million euros. But above all, the CNOSF issued a positive opinion and considers that the measure announced by the financial policeman is excessive.
The FFF does not always follow the advice of the CNSOF
The verdict is expected at the beginning of the afternoon and it is a whole city which holds its breath, because the fate of this monument of French football and these 300 employees depend on the wise men of the federation who have not always followed. the CNOSF. For example, Strasbourg and Le Mans had been rejected after convincing the National Olympic Committee.