After passing the DNCG on Tuesday, Bordeaux was demoted to National 1. But the Aquitaine club failed to appeal and owner Gérard Lopez still has a chance of keeping his team in Ligue 2.
The sanction fell for the Girondins. This Tuesday, the accounts presented by Gérard Lopez did not at all convince the National Management Control Department (DNCG). The financial policeman of French football mainly blamed the owner for an insufficient agreement with his creditors Fortress and King Street, to whom Bordeaux still owes 26 million euros. The club was therefore demoted to National 1. But for Daniel Riolo, the Hispano-Luxembourgish can save FCGB with a means of pressure on the Americans.
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“ It is the culmination of a catastrophic season, of an absolutely terrible management by Gérard Lopez. Now watch out. It’s not overwarned the journalist on the BFM TV channel. Gérard Lopez could get away with it on appeal. I believe that Gérard Lopez by putting pressure on the shareholders, he could recover and grab the missing millions to finally get out of it.. This is also the opinion of Marc Vanhove, boss of Bistrot Régent, the jersey sponsor of the Girondins who believes the president capable of cracking the creditors.
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” This is not at all a surprise: in reality, as always, many clubs are demoted, they appeal, arrive with a slightly more refined file.reacted the partner of the Navy and White on RTL. Obviously, relegating Bordeaux to National 1 will put pressure on the bank, Fortress and King Street: they will be forced to put 5 or 10 million each in the basket, otherwise they sit on everything. I have full confidence in Gérard Lopez and his team to precisely put pressure on the Americans and the bank so that they participate, in quotation marks, in the financial upgrading of the club. Since the DNCG’s decision, discussions with the Americans have resumed.