The president of the SCO d’Angers confirms Gérald Baticle: “He will remain on the bench until the end of the season”

The president of the SCO d’Angers confirms Gérald Baticle: “He will remain on the bench until the end of the season”

The president of the SCO d’Angers confirms Gérald Baticle: “He will remain on the bench until the end of the season”

In the bowels of the Groupama stadium, Saïd Chabane, the president of Angers, greets OL’s football director Vincent Ponsot from afar. A stone’s throw away, Gérald Baticle, his coach, is chatting with acquaintances near the clubbus. Despite the slap he received in Lyon (5-0) this Saturday on the occasion of the 6th matchday of Ligue 1, the coach has seen some reasons for satisfaction, details on which he intends to work to revive a car taken from four consecutive defeats.

Summon players below but giving their all “with their current means”. “We see areas for improvement so that everyone can find their level”, he insists. It is not a question of pointing the finger at individual failures, but of understanding, of putting a new defense on its feet. But will he still be there to carry out this delicate mission? “I’m not the subject. The only thing that matters is finding solutions. It is the heaviness of defeat that worries me. I am not a dreamer, nor an idealist, there are problems, I am aware of them. We did it last year after seven defeats and we know how we got there. “

“We are all behind him”

And he finds weighty support in Chabane. The president thus denies a possible dismissal of his coach. He even assures him to give him all his support. Not for the next match against Montpellier, but for the rest of the adventure. “He is not threatened in any way, I don’t work like that. Gérald is with me, he will still be with me. You are asked to see the blood, to exclude one or the other … I expect more from the players, I talked to them two or three weeks ago, but when I see today what we have in front of one of the best teams in our league … We didn’t expect to work miracles. I was more worried after the match against Reims (2-4) than today. “

If I feel a rift between the manager and his team or with me, I will make decisions, but that’s not the case.

Saïd Chabane, president of the SCO of Angers

“Let’s talk to Gerald. Telling me ‘you lost 5 or 6 games’ is not my way of doing things. There are no arguments with Gérald. He will be there for the next match and he will remain on the bench until the end of the season. ” he continues.

Pierrick Capelle, the substitute midfielder, yesterday, does not even imagine that this situation will occur. “It’s your job to talk about it, but we’re not really afraid. We trust him, we are all behind him. There are no such questions with us, it is not in the nature of the club. “ Capelle will find his coach on Tuesday after two days of rest.

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