Red lantern of Ligue 1, Saint-Etienne receives RC Lens in a capital match for the maintenance on Saturday at 5 pm.
A week before the trip to Lyon, the Greens must collect points to start a rise in the standings. And for good reason, the situation is serious for Saint-Etienne, currently last in the championship and who can not afford a descent in Ligue 2 in view of the stature of the club and its financial difficulties. According to journalist Bernard Lions, a great specialist in ASSE, a descent of the Greens in the second division could also be synonymous with the death of the Forézien club, especially in the event that Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo do not find a buyer. A very cash speech from the journalist of L’Equipe, who will not fail to shudder the most fervent supporters of Saint-Etienne …
Bernard Lions makes a terrible announcement for ASSE
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“It would be terrible, especially financially, because the income from TV rights would be lost. Up to seventeen player contracts expire on June 30, which means the squad would have to be rebuilt with no money. Saint-Étienne is said to be on the verge of death. The club must be put on sale to start a new era. If he is in Ligue 1, he can dream of coming back to the top. If it’s in another league, who will want to buy it and at what price? The only thing that is certain is that relegation would be a disaster for the club, the supporters, the city and the whole of Ligue 1. A real nightmare. But for now, we can still dream of a great Saint-Étienne. Considering the risk of relegation, the club is not worth much today. A maximum of 15 million euros, against 100 million euros three years ago “ warned Bernard Lions, questioned by the Croatian media Sportklub. The maintenance of the club or his death, this is a strange pressure stroke for Pascal Dupraz and the players of Saint-Etienne.