Visibly revolted by the dismissals of Paul Baysse and Mehdi Zerkane, and the situation of Laurent Koscielny, the UNFP attacks the Girondins harshly in a press release this Thursday.
“The leaders of the Girondins once again show in broad daylight their deep contempt for the contracts signed after having multiplied them at will. An undrinkable Bordeaux.” The press release is particularly scathing. This Thursday evening, the UNFP decided to attack harshly the Girondins and the management of President Gérard Lopez after the dismissal of two players ( Paul Baysse and Mehdi Zerkane) and the treatment inflicted on Laurent Koscielny, authorized to train with the first team but pushed out this winter.
“This Bordeaux is, for the UNFP, undrinkable”
“Only in the land of wine -king, we thus decide – and once again… and once too many! – to put pressure on players, to “foot-tre” them on the ball so that they give up their contractual commitment prematurely, is unworthy of a great club like the Girondins de Bordeaux, which, at least and unlike some great wines of the region, does not hide behind a misleading label, but whose merchants, pardon the managers , display in broad daylight their contempt for signed contracts (…) Ultimately, regardless of the cellar master or the year, 17… 7676744, this Bordeaux is, for the UNFP, undrinkable”, writes the UNFP in this virulent text.
Badly in point in Ligue 1 where they occupy the 17 place with a single point lead over the red zone, before their trip to Rennes on Sunday (13h), the Girondins are currently looking to reduce their workforce and reduce their payroll. Despite this complicated situation, Vladimir Petkovic recently received the support of its president. “I work in the following way: to start talking about an ultimatum for a coach, it’s like waiting a few weeks to fire him, explained Lopez in the columns of Sud West. This is not at all the case here. The project is not for a half-season, a season or even two. There is no point in changing to have an effect announcement.”