This Wednesday, he will watch the result of the Caen – PSG match and it is not the performance of the Parisians that he will look at first. Denis Brogniart has been a supporter of Stade Malherbe de Caen for 30 years. Native of Dijon (Côte-d’Or), he is not however Norman. But it was there on the banks of the Orne that the host of “Koh-Lanta” began his career in the early 1990s. “It was in Caen that I studied. Stade Malherbe is the club that I followed for several seasons when I worked for Europe 1. I was there at the time of the European Cup epic in 1992, against the Spaniards of Zaragoza in the UEFA Cup. “
At that time, the Stade Malherbe was coached by the Swiss Daniel Jeandupeux and had in its ranks, boys like Rudy Garcia the current coach of OL, Xavier Gravelaine, Stéphane Paille or Philippe Montanier the former coach of Rennes in particular . At the end of the 1991-1992 season, Caen had finished fifth in what was still called the 1st division.
Close to Pierre-Antoine Capton
This remains the best ranking in the history of the Norman club: “I was a student with Philippe Montanier at the Fac de Caen in physical education, remembers Denis Brogniart. The club still played in its cauldron, the old stadium of Venoix, before emigrating to the ultramodern stadium of Ornano. I have remained very attached to the people who made this club like Xavier Gravelaine or, peace to his soul, Stéphane Paille. I have continued to follow Malherbe for all this time because I have always maintained a privileged relationship with former president Jean-François Fortin. He embodied common sense near you and it is a club which at that time was perfectly managed. “
At the head of SM Caen today is another media man, producer Pierre-Antoine Capton, the founder of “3e Oeil Productions”: “I obviously know him very well,” continues Denis Brogniart. I have had great respect for him as a TV producer and Caen fan for years. I am very happy that he took over the destinies of this club that I love so much. “
When you have to give a word of encouragement to your club at heart, Denis Brogniart is always there: “I also really like the coach Pascal Dupraz who was our consultant for TF1 during the 2018 World Cup. We know his big mouth but he is a very sensitive person. I hope that this new energy will allow Caen to return to Ligue 1 quickly. In the meantime, it’s a great gift for a Ligue 2 club to receive PSG. “
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr