Neuville turns a page with the departure of President Christian Poirault

Neuville turns a page with the departure of President Christian Poirault
Neuville turns a page with the departure of President Christian Poirault

The news caused talk in the world of departmental football. In Neuville in particular. After fifteen years of good and loyal service as president of CA Neuville Haut-Poitou, Christian Poirault announced on Wednesday June 19, during the club’s general meeting, that he was leaving his position.

Everything except a whim for the former business manager, now 70 years old. “It had been three years since I warned that I was going to hand over. I am still passionate and interested in the life of CANHP. But, after two seven years, a phenomenon of wear and tear set in. I aspire to enjoy my retirement a little more while having less constraints in terms of football. Place for young people »confides the person concerned.

“I am not leaving Neuville to go to Poitiers”

Under the presidency of Christian Poirault, CA Neuville Haut-Poitou has grown considerably. Both sportingly and structurally. “I am a man of challenges. We went from departmental D1 to National 3 before going back down to R1 but I hope that we will quickly find N3 again”, he recalls. For several months and the arrival of Nicolas Debiais as vice-president, Christian Poirault had gradually prepared his successor. His or rather his successors should be known this Wednesday, May 26. “We would start with a co-presidency, announces Nicolas Debiais. I would take care of the seniors part and Valentin Gourdon would be in charge of training. »

After its second place in R1 at the end of the 2023-2024 financial year, the flagship team which will still be coached by Badr El Brahmi, hopes to do as well, or even better, next season. “We are aiming for one of the first two places”, confirms Nicolas Debiais. On paper, recruitment seems to live up to the ambitions with the arrivals of goalkeeper Antoine Demazeau (Châtellerault, N3), defender Vincent Guilbault (Chauray, N3), midfielder Moustapha Guirassy (Buxerolles, R1), attackers Mathis Fradet ( Buxerolles, R1) and Thomas Pougnant (Thouars, R1). “We are also looking for two attacking midfielders knowing that 80% of the squad remains”specifies Nicolas Debiais.

“Neuville is my favorite club”

And Christian Poirault in all this? An insistent rumor sends him to Stade Poitevin FC, recently promoted to N2. Rumors from the corridors that the now ex-president of Neuville denies. “I actually met Philippe Nabe (SPFC president) and Jean-Pierre Giret (leader). But I did not follow up on their proposal. I am not leaving Neuville to go to Poitiers to whom I wish the best in N2. Neuville is my favorite club. I signed my first license there at the age of nine. I am also staying at the club where I will continue to work to help find partners. »

And the emblematic leader concluded: “I will always be present at the edge of the pitch with my cooler to offer champagne after the victories of CA Neuville Haut-Poitou. »

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