Transfers. Top 14 – Despite interest from Lyon, Karim Ghezal (Stade français) left to stay

Transfers. Top 14 – Despite interest from Lyon, Karim Ghezal (Stade français) left to stay
Transfers. Top 14 – Despite interest from Lyon, Karim Ghezal (Stade français) left to stay

Eliminated in a cruel manner on Saturday evening, Stade Français will be able to look at next season at the start of the week.

Stade Français must now think about the future. Eliminated in the semi-finals of the Top 14 by Union Bordeaux-Bègles, the Parisian club still had a good season, finishing in second place in the regular season. Next year, let’s talk about it. The recruitment of players is closed, with the arrival of the two French internationals, Louis Carbonel and Yoan Tanga at the head of the gondola.

On the staff side, Lou made contact with two members of the Parisian staff. First of all, the head coach Karim Ghezal several weeks ago, and in recent days the defense coach, the South African Paul Gustard. Ghezal, who arrived with Laurent Labit at the end of the 2023 World Cup, would have had several technical disagreements with him in the second half of the season, but the two men are considered in particular by the owner of the club, Hans-Peter Wild, as two of the great architects of the club’s revival.

No exit clause

In the interview he gave to Rugbyrama online this Mondayhe wants to be categorical: “If someone wants a member of Stade Français under contract, they will have to pay. […] For me, this staff will only move marginally anyway. An individual or two will arrive to reinforce it (the coach of the Mons forwards, Julien Tastet, is announced, Editor’s note)that’s all…” And to deny in the following question any reorganization.

However, certain leaders in Lyon would not have given up on bringing in Karim Ghezal because the leads leading to Gustard but also Rory Teague and Jean-Baptiste Elissalde would have been abandoned. But for this, it will be necessary to pay a large amount of compensation because according to our information, the technician does not benefit from an exit clause in his contract.

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