Casoni, it’s over


By: Manu Tournoux

US Orléans, a National club, announced the termination of its coach’s contract on Monday.

Bernard Casoni is officially no longer the coach of US Orléans. The National club announced the early termination of its contract this Monday morning. The 62-year-old technician had been suspended from his duties since October 10, after accusations of racist remarks. It is Karim Mokeddem who replaces the former defender of the France team. Last season, he coached Stade Briochin and was unable to avoid relegation to National 2.

Last month, Bernard Casoni tried to justify himself. “ In my 40 years of career, I have never experienced this. How can you say I’m racist? I’ve been in football for 40 years. As a player, I never had any problems. I was raised in sharing, I was raised with harkis, I roomed with Muslims. As a coach, I was in Algeria, in Morocco, I did Eid with the people, I did Ramadan, I read the Koran… In all the countries I went to, I was welcomed. For what ? Because I put myself as people live “, he declared on the airwaves of RMC.

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