“You cost us too much!” the Orléans club will disappear, the players angry

“You cost us too much!” the Orléans club will disappear, the players angry
“You cost us too much!” the Orléans club will disappear, the players angry

While Orléans president Cyril Courtin announced that he would drop the women’s team, which had just remained in D2, the players expressed their dissatisfaction this Sunday during the last match of the season.

This Sunday against Strasbourg (0-0), the US Orléans women’s team could have played the last match in its history. 7th in the season, the Orléanaises remained in the women’s D2. But yet, the club is on the verge of abolishing the women’s section for economic reasons. New president of the club since April, Cyril Courtin wants to promote the development of the men’s team with the highlight being the rise to Ligue 2.

“For economic reasons, no, we will not return to D2 next season. You cost us too much and you bring in nothing,” the president declared to the players and staff, quoted by Footeuses.

Precarious conditions all season

With an already limited budget (around 500,000 euros), the women were already impacted by a precarious economic situation (no physiotherapist, no full-time goalkeeping coach, a picnic brought on their own).

“The club welcomes the positive developments in women’s football and its professionalization from July 1, 2024 […] but the prerogatives of the provisional specifications of the future Women’s Club License are today not compatible with the budgetary possibilities of a National club like US Orléans. The USO unfortunately cannot support the financial burdens of two professional clubs, men’s and women’s,” the club explained this Sunday in a press release.

This Sunday afternoon, the players expressed their anger during the reception of the D2 champions at the Source stadium. Badge hidden by tape and hand over mouth, the Orléanaises voluntarily put the ball in touch from the first minute to respect a minute of silence.

At the end of the meeting, the players spoke to express their anger at the situation. “It’s our job. Much more than a passion, it’s our job. I would like him (Cyril Courtin) to hear it. Sportingly, we kept up. We did the job. The coach , the players, we did the job. We have nothing to reproach ourselves for. What’s happening is very serious.”

Top Articles

-

-

PREV WTA: Bianca Andreescu defeated in final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
NEXT Despite a goal from Christian Eriksen, Denmark held on by Slovenia for their entry into Euro 2024