After four years at the Girondins de Bordeaux ended in relegation this season, Jimmy Briand will not continue his career with the Marine et Blanc. His contract was not extended, at the request of his coach David Guion.
He never evolved out of the elite and it will not start with Bordeaux. Jimmy Briand lived a bit from afar the descent into hell of the Girondins during the past season. Rather replacing, he still played 17 Ligue 1 matches for two goals scored. The 36-year-old’s record was not enough to save the club in the scapular, or even to convince the staff to capitalize on his experience in the future. At the end of the contract at the end of June, the former Rennes and Lyonnais will not see his lease extended next season.
Guion skips it, no hard feelings for Briand
A decision taken by the club in recent days and, according to Briand, by Bordeaux coach David Guion in person. This is what the player said in a farewell message posted on Instagram to Girondin supporters. Words without too much bitterness but borrowing from an emotion summed up by the title: ” IT’S ONLY A GOOD BYE “.
” It is with some disappointment that I announce that the club (the coach) does not wish to extend me as a player. As always during the four seasons spent at the Girondins, I bow to decisions and choices without making waves. I would like to thank the supporters who have always shown me a sympathy that I will not forget. I won’t forget either that it was with Bordeaux that I scored my 100th goal in Ligue 1. I would also like to thank all my team-mates and all the people at the club. Thank you all. Life goes on. A page turns but the book is not closed. I sincerely hope that the Girondins quickly find their place among the elite and wish them good luck. See you soon. Jimbo “, he wrote. A feeling undoubtedly shared by the supporters for a less efficient player but still exemplary in recent months, who should be solicited at the next transfer window in France or elsewhere.