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The Girondins from Bordeaux were relegated to the National 1

DNCG selected Tuesday to sanction the Girondin membership with an administrative discount due to the heavy monetary losses.

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The descent into hell continues for Girondins de Bordeaux. Athletically relegated to League 2 at the finish of the disastrous 2021-2022 season, which resulted in twentieth and final place, the membership was sanctioned with an administrative discount to a decrease stage in National 1, the equal of a 3rd division. , a choice is topic to attraction, the Professional Football League introduced on Tuesday.

Bordeaux has one week to attraction

LFP introduced this resolution publicly after a monetary audit of the Girondin Club, owned by businessman Gerard Lopez, by the National Directorate of Control and Management (DNCG). The former LOSC boss and his group were auditioned for an hour and a half at the headquarters of the Professional Football League in Paris. They didn’t need to communicate at the finish of this invitation. The membership already has seven days to attraction the day after the resolution was introduced.

Clouds had gathered over this historic membership from the hexagonal soccer elite in latest weeks. Prior to Wednesday’s assembly, administration tried to negotiate with its collectors King Street and Fortress their debt of fifty million euros and their debt ratio. The sanction dropped exhibits that the discussions clearly didn’t lead to an settlement.

Gerard Lopez remained in enterprise

This crushing blow is one other blow for Gerard Lopez, who had a sequence of failures. Mouscron, a Belgian membership he has owned since 2020, had to go bankrupt after seeing that his skilled license had not been renewed. Boavista, a Portuguese membership that was additionally taken over in 2020, has been banned from hiring by FIFA for unpaid compensation.

Then, ten days in the past, the Luxembourg prosecutor’s workplace despatched the businessman to a prison courtroom for “pretend“and”use of counterfeitingon the event of the switch of funds from 2014 between the then-managed F1 Lotus group and the Fola Esch membership in the Grand Duchy, which he resigned from the presidency in 2017.

The historic relegation of Bordeaux, a six-time French membership champions he took final July, has performed little to assist Mr Lopez’s enterprise. “I made errors»,«for me it’s a private failure and I take duty for it“, Recognized the chief on May 21, simply earlier than the final day of L1. “Saving the membership is and stays my aimHe added. Because the affected person from Bordeaux is a superb affected person of the soccer enterprise, affected by the disastrous administration of the American GACP fund as well as to the well being crises, tv and sports activities rights, which lastly made him sink.


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