Yoann Gourcuff, divorce confirmed?


By: Manu Tournoux

Retired from the field for almost five years, Yoann Gourcuff is careful to stay away from football. This is demonstrated by his absence for the 100th anniversary of Stade Chaban-Delmas next May.

The board will look great. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Stade Chaban-Delmas, on May 14, most of the former glories of the Girondins should be present. According to France Bleu Gironde, while Alain Giresse should symbolically start the meeting, even Zinedine Zidane will “normally” be there, as will his former Bordeaux friends Christophe Dugarry and Bixente Lizarazu.

Many players from the 2010 French champions will also be present: Fernando Cavenaghi, Marouane Chamack, Marc Planus, Benoît Tremoulinas, Rio Mavuba and Laurent Blanc, their coach, have given their agreement. However, there is no mention of Yoann Gourcuff, one of the main architects of the last coronation of the Girondins.

The absence of the former playmaker is certainly not surprising given the distances that the Breton, who returned to live in Ploemeur after his retirement, took care to take with the world of football. “I was approached by a few local clubs, like Concarneau, or lower level teams. But I feared that I would no longer enjoy myself at a lower level, especially on a technical level. If there is more frustration than pleasure, it is of no interest to me.”explained the one who turned to tennis.

Leaving the world of football did me a lot of good “, he especially asserted, adding: “ I am passionate about football, I loved the game, the training, the matches, but everything that was around it and which was taking on more and more importance, all this exposure, I didn’t like it. It was not me. I am a discreet, modest person. Today, I am very well in my life.»

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