“He has just finished the Dominican Republic championship, explains Jérémy Sarre, the sports director. We hope to bring him back before qualifying for the World Cup scheduled for the end of August, without forgetting the Euro. The Briton could indeed compete for continental qualification.
“To say that we are aiming for less than the top 4 would be like Guy Roux”
It lacks a rear
Another absentee, the back that the club is looking for. Offers have been made but the BBD have been refused because the targets do not want to play in the second division. “It will be a 2/1 position. We have ideas. This piece will be important, so we are taking the time. “So, to compensate for these two absences, Hopes have completed the workforce for this recovery.
The other recruits were there. Clément Cavallo, Louis Cassier and Travis Munnings took their first shots alongside the remaining players, Olivier Cortale, Nic Moore, Paul Billong, Bathiste Tchouaffé and Nicolas de Jong.
For Cavallo, coming to Boulazac is an opportunity to “win something collectively. I was at the end of the contract in Roanne, I wanted to see something else”. Boulazac is the first club to position itself on Cavallo. “I had a lot of discussions. They surveyed Laurent Pluvy [NDLR : ex-coach de Roanne], other people with whom I evolved. »
A policy assumed by Alexandre Ménard. “We watched a lot of matches before choosing the recruits. Sometimes three, four years back. And we did neighborhood surveys. »
This was also the case for Louis Cassier, seduced by “the good project, with a lot of ambitions” of the club. “I come to regain confidence and playing time. We will try to raise the level” after a difficult season. Moreover, Jérémy Sarre does not announce a clear objective. “Winning matches” and “a lot of humility”, while specifying that the BBD must “aim for the top of the table. To say that we are aiming for less than the top 4 would be like Guy Roux. We will have to remember last season”.
To avoid reliving such a hassle, the staff wanted to add “verticality and athletic density”. Thus the choice to let Luc Loubaki leave, to take Cassier. “We wanted to grow the team on the winger position,” explains Ménard.