The president of Poissy Olivier Szewczuk admits that he “had a complicated Sunday day”. But after the new defeat conceded Saturday against Saint-Geneviève (1-2) which leaves his team dead last in group A of N2 (only one victory obtained… on the green carpet), he had to resolve to dismiss his trainer Laurent Fournier. “Humanly Laurent is really a great guy, it hurts me for him, but in our situation, I had to try something”, explains Olivier Szewczuk.
The former coach of PSG, Strasbourg, Auxerre, Créteil or Red Star (56 years old) arrived in Poissy in June 2019 where he was still under contract until 2021. Laurent Fournier had already been weakened by the results for a few weeks. . His suspension for 8 games after having contested an arbitration decision, had also been badly experienced internally. According to our information, his leaders had given him an ultimatum of six points over the next two games. An objective already unrealizable with this defeat against Sainte-Geneviève.
A trainer from the Paris region to replace him
Former president and remained very close to the club, the mayor Karl Olive, annoyed by the results had already stepped up to the plate two weeks ago after the elimination in the Coupe de France upon entry into the running at Saint-Brice (R1). But the accounting situation has not improved with two more defeats in the league.
To replace Laurent Fournier, the president of Poissy favors the profile of a trainer from the Paris region and who has already trained there. He hopes to finalize his discussions quickly. Current trainer of the reserve (R2) of the club and former youth educator (U15) at PSG, Mickaël Pizzo, ex-pro (Red Star, Grenoble) could join the new staff.
Finally, Poissy hopes to recruit two or three new players, to try to boost the team.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr