Kombouaré, the incredible comeback!


By: Manu Tournoux

Jocelyn Gourvennec will be dismissed from his position as coach of FC Nantes. Antoine Kombouaré is preparing to succeed him.

On Saturday, FC Nantes lost (1-3) against Racing Club de Strasbourg, on the 26th day of Ligue 1. A seventh consecutive defeat for the Canaries. The one too many. According to The TeamWaldemar Kita decided to fire Jocelyn Gourvennec.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to make because he’s a great guy. With Franck (Kita, his son), we would have really liked to keep him, but we didn’t see a way out. Despite all the sympathy we have towards Jocelyn, when you see the behavior of the players, the results, a whole set of things, there was no revolution. explained the president of FC Nantes to the sports daily.

“We need someone respected”

It is Antoine Kombouaré who will replace the Breton technician. “I always said he was someone who knows how to manage people, someone professional. He said he was looking for a team, that he had a good time in Nantes, that he was from Nantes. He’s someone who knows how to keep his locker room. We need someone respected,” assures the Franco-Polish sports leader.

In February 2021, Antoine Kombouaré succeeded Raymond Domenech on the Canaries bench. He then managed to keep the club in the elite, before winning the Coupe de France the following season.

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