If Ligue 1 stopped for the 2022 World Cup, Angers SCO did not wait for the resumption to lay off its coach, Gérald Baticle.
Author of a calamitous start to the season, Angers points to the last place of the classification of Ligue 1. Twentieth with only eight units on the clock, the SCO is therefore the red lantern and is already five points behind the first non-relegation, Brest (16th, 13 points). With two meager successes in the first fifteen meetings, Angers therefore decided to strike a blow by separating from their coach.
It was through a laconic press release published on Thursday that the management of the SCO indicated the layoff of Gérald Baticle, specifying that it was formulated ” as a precaution“. Which should take nothing away from its inevitability. The statement goes on to state that “ the person concerned was informed of this decision during an interview he had on Wednesday, November 23, with President Saïd Chabane« .
Who to succeed Baticle?
After Peter Bosz (Lyon), Michel Der Zakarian (Brest), Jean-Marc Furlan (Auxerre), Oscar Garcia (Reims), Olivier Dall’Oglio (Montpellier) and Bruno Irles (Troyes), Gérarld Baticle is the seventh coach to be pushed towards the exit since the start of the season. It is also the first time that the boss of the SCO, Saïd Chabane, has dismissed one of his coaches since he took power in 2011. It therefore remains to know the identity of Gérald Baticle’s successor. A provisional coach could take over, especially since the resumption of training is scheduled for November 28.