Bernard Blaquart could make his return to the sidelines at Nîmes Olympique. According to our information, the former Nîmes coach is currently in negotiations with the managers of the Gard club to regain his post eight months after leaving it. According to the management of Nîmes, he would be the suitable man to lead the commando operation and save the red lantern, which has only 15 points in 22 days, from relegation to Ligue 2.
This Friday morning, coach Jérôme Arpinon was laid off as a precaution. Appointed assistant a few weeks ago, Pascal Plancque takes over the interim and he should be present on the Nîmes bench for this Sunday’s meeting against Monaco counting for the 24th day of Ligue 1 before leaving his place to Bernard Blaquart at the start of next week. The 63-year-old man left Nîmes in June 2020 three years from the end of his contract due to a difficult relationship with President Rani Assaf. But today, the situation is critical for the Crocs who are 4 lengths behind the jump-off (Lorient).
Coach of Nîmes between 2015 and 2020, Bernard Blaquart achieved remarkable performances with a maintenance in L2 in 2016 despite 8 penalty points, a rise in L1 in 2018 then two maintains in the elite in 2019 and 2020. “I am in in good shape, confided the technician in our columns on January 16. That there was wear at some point, yes. Moreover, we often see coaches take a break. I had been coaching the pro team for five years and a coach hadn’t lasted so long in Nîmes for 50 years… ”He is in the process of returning.
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