Posted on October 20, 2021 at 7:10 pm by DM
Former director general of ASSE, Xavier Thuilot spoke about the difficulties of his former club, and spoke about the next sale of the team.
Nothing goes to the ASSE at the start of the season! The Saint-Etienne club has still not won a single match in the league and is in last place in the Ligue 1 standings. Coach of the Greens, Claude Puel is in the hot seat and could well lead his team for the last time against SCO d'Angers this Friday. A club run by the former director general of ASSE Xavier Thuilot . The manager commented on the news of the Forez club and commented on its difficulties, particularly financial ones. And for him, the upcoming sale of the formation could give a breath of fresh air to the leaders, even if the latter have managed ideally the last months.
“If the club will be able to get by without a sale ? I don't know ”
“Sporting, financial and legal situations are anyway linked. We are not in an amateur club where we play for pleasure, we are among the professionals (…) The current financial situation? This is the consequence of the Covid and the bankruptcy of Médiapro! This is valid for other clubs, I am not throwing stone at Bernard and Roland (…) Saint-Etienne will regain room for maneuver from the 2022-2023 season because the savings made and the end of the contract will go help ASSE find the means to invest this summer. If the club can get by without a sale? I do not know. It goes really fast you know, and I haven't been through the last six months of last season. I had the impression seen from afar that they had mastered the balance between finances and the athlete. The exercise on June 30 seems to have been counted under control, there were no sanctions from the DNCG. Afterwards, the situation is structural. You burn a lot of money in payroll and revenues remain low ”confided Xavier Thuilot in an interview with Poteaux Carrés.