Two days after the announcement of Bordeaux’s demotion to national 1 by the DNCG, Gerard Lopez held a press conference to explain his version of things.
On Tuesday, a real clap of thunder fell on the Girondins of Bordeaux. The club 6 times champion of France, already demoted sportingly in league 2 in June, was demoted in National 1 by the DNCG because of the state of its finances, with in particular a debt of 40 million euros to mop up.
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Gérard Lopez: “I believe 100% in our chances of playing in L2”
The president of Bordeaux has certified that the club is not in cessation of payments, and that the agreements with Fortress and King Street must allow the Girondins to remain in Ligue 2 https://t.co/Kcomn5DdN1 pic.twitter.com/XJ8zEx0Tb0
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“I believe 100% in our chances of playing in Ligue 2”
This Thursday, Gerard Lopez, president of the Girondins, appeared before the media and displayed great serenity about the reintegration of his club into the second national level, after the filing of the file presented on appeal. “We will not accept that the club disappears. Of course, we are going to work on the motivations, but we still need to have them. If things are done well, I believe 100% in our chances of playing in Ligue 2. We have the budget and we have responded point by point to all requests. (…) The DNCG is only based on the sports season. Yes, the club would have the financial means to stay one more season in Ligue 2 if it does not come back immediately.he launched.
In the impasse, the Hispano-Luxembourgish businessman must wait to receive the motivation, a document attesting to the descent of the FCGB in National 1 and which allows Lopez to appeal. Time is running out for Bordeaux…