Laid off as a precaution, Gérald Baticle is not only a victim of the poor results of Angers. The coach is also accused because of his management.
A seventh Ligue 1 coach has lost his job this season. This Thursday, Angers announced the precautionary layoff of Gérald Baticle. It must be said that the SCO, bottom of the championship after 15 days, remains on seven consecutive defeats. This bad dynamic could have been enough to explain his eviction. But according to the director of communication Mohamed Sifaoui, the club has other serious criticisms to address to him.
Angers SCO announces the layoff, as of today, of Gérald Baticle, head coach of the professional group.
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” There are elements that relate to propriety and courtesy that only concern the person concernedexplained the leader to Ouest-France. (…) A number of grievances have been made to him which are serious misconduct, and on which he will have to explain himself. In any case, until the final decision on a possible sanction, he is no longer able to exercise his profession as SCO coach. »
To answer the charges, Gérald Baticle will meet his superiors on December 5. A final decision will be made after this meeting. ” For now everything is temporaryadded Mohamed Sifaoui. There is a fundamental reorganization, a project on which the president has been working for a while with a clear line which, on a sporting level, concerns maintenance, but it is also operation. There are grievances that I don’t want to dwell on because there are legal aspects. »
Mistakes in management
“ The grievances which are reproached to Gérald Baticle relate to the life of the group, there are things which we do not like in the management. We want a different operation. We will see what Gérald Baticle will answer, and whether the club will change its mind or not. Today, we are forced to freeze the situation and get out of a state of mind and functioning which, once again, did not correspond to management’s expectations. “, repeated the leader of the SCO, apparently on the verge of dismissing his coach for serious misconduct.