And so Raymond Domenech left Nantes… While his players are in the middle of a match, or almost, in the Coupe de France against Lens. Only a month and a half after his drop on the Nantes bench on December 26, the former coach of the Blues, 69, was dismissed by FC Nantes on Wednesday afternoon according to sources close to the club.
According to some sources, a form of panic would have won Waldemar Kita, the Nantes president, this weekend after the defeat to Lille (2-0), when at the same time Saint-Etienne and Lorient, two competitors for the maintenance in L 1, won on their side.
In the environment of the Canaries, it is also said that Kita would have made a mainly human choice a month and a half ago, betting on an electric shock, which would not have come.
In Nantes, it is finally explained that Domenech, whose last club experience dates back to 1993, would never have found the right formula and that certain executives, such as Pallois or Girotto, only moderately adhered to the project carried by the coach.
In Ligue 1, Domenech’s record boils down to zero wins, four draws and three defeats. Obviously, Domenech did not know or had time to stop the spiral of 15 games without a win that FC Nantes is going through this season, current 18th in Ligue 1 and barrage.
After the Canaries’ defeat in Monaco on January 31, Domenech successor to Patrick Collot – himself interim after the dismissal of Christian Gourcuff – had become the first Nantes coach not to win a single match in his first five outings.
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Eighteenth coach of the Kita era started in 2007, Domenech will have experienced an even shorter longevity than that of Jean-Marc Furlan (Auxerre), dismissed after a little more than two months and nine matches on the Nantes bench in 2010. According to 20 minutes, Antoine Kombouaré would be called to replace Domenech. Trained in Nantes and emblematic Canari, the former player, then coach of PSG has become a specialist in “maintenance” operations in recent years, in Guingamp, Dijon and Toulouse.
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