A nightmarish week. This Friday morning, coach Jérôme Arpinon was laid off as a precaution by the leaders of Nîmes Olympique. The end of a succession of painful moments that started on Wednesday evening during the match of the 23rd day of Ligue 1 in front of PSG at the Parc des Princes. Logically beaten by the club of the capital (3-0), the Nîmes then retain their place of red lantern by now accusing 4 points behind the barrage Lorient (18th).
With only one victory (1-2 in Marseille) and five defeats in the last 6 games, the coach of the Crocos sees his position weaken strongly before the reception of Monaco (4th) this Saturday which remains on 6 victories in a row.
The next day, the coach learns that his home had been visited in his absence. This burglary took place early in the morning, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., in his house located in the western sector of the city of Gard. The intruder left with some valuables, including a watch, according to Patrick Bottero the deputy prosecutor of the Republic of Nîmes. The burglar, who no doubt imagined that the house was empty, was surprised by the 18-year-old son of Jérôme Arpinon. The thief allegedly even threatened him with a knife before fleeing. Police conducted surveys and opened an investigation for theft with a weapon.
To end this dark week, Jérôme Arpinon learned this morning that he was dismissed from his post by his leaders. The 42-year-old technician, who took the reins of the pennant team this summer after being Bernard Blaquart’s assistant for the past 5 seasons, still had 18 months of contract. Appointed deputy a few weeks ago, Pascal Plancque will take over the interim. It is not excluded that the former coach of Niort and assistant to Lille and Leicester (Premier League), aged 57, ends the season on the bench.
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