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Kombouaré: "If Kita wants to sell, that's the least of my worries"
© Supplied by Sofoot We don't do it to Antoine Kombouaré. Asked at a press conference about a possible takeover of FC Nantes, while the project of Mickaël Landreau points the tip of his nose, the technician of the Canaries preferred to kick in touch. “I was not born last rain. Today in France, apart from PSG and perhaps Lyon, all clubs are likely to be bought or sold. I've been hearing that for several years, explains Kombouaré.
Hope has returned to the Canaries. Remaining no less than three months without a victory, FC Nantes has indeed finally found the path to success in the derby played in Angers (1-3) and followed up with a draw against Olympique de Marseille (1-1) . Enough to allow the Nantes club to get out of the relegation zone. Called to the rescue by Waldemar Kita to turn the page Domenech, Antoine Kombouaré could hardly dream of a better start. Read also: Augustin in Nantes, the huge flop The new Nantes coach is nonetheless measured. "I am not saying that I will succeed in maintaining it, but I will do everything to", he confided in an interview with Ouest France, adding: "I am in maintenance operation, not in commando operation. The former center-back didn't hesitate for long before returning to the Canaries, his first professional club. “It was done in 24 hours. The first two times, it didn't happen for reasons ... whatever. I wanted to help this club which made me who I am. I told myself to give it a try, so as not to have any regrets, ”he explained. At worst, I fire myself. "In my head, I was preparing to start again in June on a new project since I had two proposals in France and one abroad. I even told some I was up for it. I didn't see myself on a mission like this, he added nonetheless. And then there is this call from Nantes ... I did not sleep on Tuesday night (February 9-10) and in the morning I decided to go. "The adventure at FC Nantes could be cut short, however. Because in the event of relegation, Antoine Kombouaré will not stay beyond this end of the season. “There was also the possibility of taking a year even if we went down. But that was out of the question because when you have a job to do, if it doesn't work, it's a failure. We must not stay, ”he explained. It will then be time for Waldemar Kita to look for a new coach. The specialty of the Nantes president. The New Caledonian technician had joked about it with the Canaries owner, assuring him that FC Nantes would only work if he put on the tracksuit himself. A sentence on which Antoine Kombouaré also returned. "In his place, if I'm the owner of the club and I have the diploma, I do ... That way nobody can fire me. At worst, I fire myself (laughs). I am nature, I say things… It’s a joke, I say it with that in mind, but everyone is free to take it as they want, ”he said. Read also: The Kombouaré effect is better than the Domenech effect
Changing coaches would be pointless! .
© Supplied by Sports.fr Do the coaches have a real responsibility for the current classification of the L1? The study has been carried out in the past on the other side of the Channel, its results are supported by analyzes carried out by French sports economists Luc Arrondel, Richard Duhautois and Cédric Zimmer. Over the 20 years of Ligue 1 that the trio has scrutinized, from 1998 to 2018, there is no evidence that a change of coach has any influence on a team's results.