Pascal Dupraz, as expected following the relegation to Saint-Etienne's, will be leaving the club, announced Jean-Francois Sucasse, the executive president, on Wednesday.
"Yes, it is. It was clear that there was no doubt about this topic and we had been meeting since December 5, "said Soucasse at the antenna of France Bleu Saint-Etienne.
Dupraz arrived in December with the clear goal of keeping ASSE under contract until June 30, and he did so. Dupraz will be leaving the club because this objective has not been met.
He is a great choice. He has done a lot. It is a fact that he objectively improved the club’s performance. It is difficult to believe that with just one goal and a better-prepared match, regardless the disastrous season that has been ours, we could have avoided this fateful season. He lamented that there is an amazing disproportion between the facts and the consequences, which are significant."
"Pascal was loyal. He liked the other members. He has made a significant investment in the club. He was saddened by the situation," said the leader of the club, whose shareholders announced that the next sale would be made.
The president didn't rule out the possibility of sanctions being imposed on the Greens following Sunday's relegation. "Given how serious the facts are, it will be an investigation of the file that will allow it to make the decisions and to identify the guilty. He said that complaints have been filed.
The Disciplinary Commission of the Professional Football League (LFP), is expected to make a decision on the subject on June 23. The applicable sanctions could include a complete or partial closed session or a withdrawal or demotion.