A welcome in music and all in irony. Raymond Domenech’s first training session at the head of FC Nantes on Wednesday was particularly eventful due to an action by club supporters who again targeted the president of the club in crisis, Waldemar Kita.
The training had started normally, the former coach of the France team (2004-2010) leaving the direction of the session to Cyril Moine, the current physical trainer of the FCN who is also that of Didier Deschamps with the Blues.
Domenech, who has not coached since the Knysna fiasco at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, stood back, in discussion with his new assistants. The former OL coach seemed to appreciate the calm of Jonelière, while Robert Duverne, former physical trainer for the France team who arrived with him for this six-month mission, already pointed out the casual appearance of some players during jogging.
Circus show music
But at 10:31 am, the relaxed atmosphere was disturbed by a sound system installed on the road adjacent to the training center by a handful of supporters, members of the Loire Brigade. Against the backdrop of a circus show soundtrack, they disturbed the players’ recovery and Domenech’s debut for several minutes by denouncing the “Kita Circus”.
“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Kita Circus, the Kita Circus offers you incredible new acts…” and to continue in this ironic tone without sparing the new trainer, presented as a “puppet”: “Raymond Domenech will explain his vision to us. football, enough to make us laugh for the next weekends. “
“The Kita Circus, a show that has lasted for thirteen years”
They also made fun of their players, 16th in Ligue 1 with only three points ahead of the first relegation: “And finally the Kita Circus offers you its traditional animal number, in fact eleven goats will be arranged everywhere on a green rectangle and will have to pass a ball, exclusively at Kita Circus, a show that has lasted for thirteen years, for young and old alike. “
The tone is a little raised between players and supporters. Midfielder Abdoulaye Touré had to be retained by his teammates not to go and explain himself to the protesters. Surrounded by two bodyguards, Waldemar Kita came to the field at the end of the session to meet with the players in front of the entire staff. Raymond Domenech, who succeeded Christian Gourcuff, will be presented to the media this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaujoire stadium.