Squad, transfers and goals for the season

Under the management of a brand new tandem, a brand new chapter opens in Le Havre with the long-term ambition of climbing to the elite.

Havre’s outcomes final season

Always positioned however by no means victorious, that is how Havre’s season in Ligue 2 final 12 months could be summed up. In truth, the oldest membership in France has occupied the first non-qualifying place (sixth) 16 instances. At the head of a bunch much less nicely equipped in amount than his rivals on the climb, Paul Le Guen lastly took the HAC to a suitable eighth place. The solely supply of satisfaction, the Le Havre group, was highlighted once more with the revelations of Yahia Fofana, Isaak Touré and Amir Richardson.

Off-season strikes

Under the management of a brand new tandem in Mathieu Bodmer (sporting director) and Luca Elsner (coach), HAC may be very lively in the switch market. The Normans have thus recorded 6 arrivals since the begin of the switch window. Many of them have robust credentials. This is the case of the former Clermont goalkeeper, Arthur Desmas, of Christopher Opry (La Gantoise), but additionally of Jan Kitala (Sochaux). Walid El Hajam (Troy) will deliver all his expertise to the younger group from Havre. Gauthier Lloris (Auxerre) and Jamal Moussadeq (Le Mans) additionally bolster the oldest membership.

As for departures, Le Havre was compelled to promote Isaac Toure (Marseille) and let Yahya Fofana and Himad Abdelli (Angers) free. In addition, house owners Jean-Pascal Fontaine and Alexandre Bonnet left the membership after 15 and 13 years beneath the Normandy colours respectively. Finally, Pierre Guibault (Versailles) and Ertuğrul Ersoy (Gaziantep) weren’t prolonged by the new sports activities administration.


Arthur Desmas (Clermont), Walid El Hajam (Troy), Lucas Elsner (coach), Jan Kitala (Sochaux), Gauthier Lloris (Auxerre), Jamal Moussadeq (Le Mans), Christopher Opry (La Gantoise)


Himad Abdelli (Angers), Mathis Ablin (Rennes), Thierno Balde (Paris Saint-Germain), Alexandre Bonnet (Kevily-Rouen), Ismael Boura (Lance), Ertugrul Ersoy (Gaziantep), Yahya Fofana (Angers), Jean Pascal Fontaine ( Saint Pieroise), Pierre Guibaud (Versailles), Isaac Toure (Marseille for 5.5 million euros)

Havre’s workforce:

Here is the HAC line-up for this new League 2 BKT season.

Goalkeepers: Artur Desmas, Mathieu Gorgelin

Defenders: Ayman Ben Mohammed, Walid El Hajam, Gauthier Lloris, Jamal Moussadeq, Christopher Opry, Aruna Sangante, Abdelwahed Wahib

Midfielders: Abdullah Bach, Victor Lekhal, Ellis Mahmoud, Nolan Mbemba, Amir Richardson, Aristide Wham

Forwards: Nabil Aliwi, Josue Casimir, Quentin Cornet, Ilan Gomes, Pape Ibnu Ba, Jan Kitala, Jamal Tiare

Le Havre: Ambitions and rating

For his first season answerable for Hacmen, Luca Elsner will initially attempt to perpetuate the membership in the high 10 of Ligue 2. With a renewed workforce, the precedence shall be to rapidly discover automation. The steadiness of the preparations (1 win, 1 draw and 2 defeats) reveals that the place is essential. If the Slovenian technician can rapidly discover the proper chemistry in his group, HAC shall be a critical contender in the race for promotion.

Friendly Match Results:

QRM 1-2 Havre

Avranches 2-2 Havre

Havre 1-4 Amiens

Troyes 3-0 Le Havre

Player to observe:

At 24, Jan Kitala lastly has the alternative to hitch a sustainable mission in Le Havre. With 4 goals scored for Sochaux final 12 months, the Paris native managed to impress regardless of his reserve standing. Under the watch of a brand new coach in the individual of Luca Elsner, the striker educated in Lyon may very well be certainly one of the revelations of the season. The Slovenian coach hopes so as a result of final 12 months Le Havre failed to succeed in the closing with simply 38 goals scored.

The calendar of Havre:

To begin their season, Le Havre could have the likelihood to start out by internet hosting Grenoble. A fantastic alternative to get your first win rapidly. On Day 4, Hacmen will problem AS Saint-Etienne of their Geoffroy-Guichard lair. Note that the first Normandy derby in opposition to SM Caen will happen on Friday, September 2 at the Stade Océane. HAC will full its first match by internet hosting Nimes. A day later, Luca Elsner will return to his former membership Amiens at the Stade de la Licorne. The event for a phenomenal gathering. The second Normandy derby is scheduled for the thirty third day. Le Havre will finish their season by internet hosting Dijon on the thirty eighth and closing day of Ligue 2.

Credit: France Bleu Normandie

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