It has been confirmed that Les Chardons’ head coach has parted ways with the club following 18 months in charge after the Frenchman signed an agreement with the club on Friday
Nancy has confirmed that Jean Fernandez has left the club and head coach of the youth system, Patrick Gabriel, would take temporary charge of the team.
The coach and the club signed an agreement on Friday and the boss left the post soon after. And the president of the Ligue 1 outfit has confirmed that the club has parted ways with the Frenchman. While talking to reporters, club president, Jacques Rousselot,
stated that things went well regarding all that and Fernandez has accepted club’s decision.
The president added that it was a very hard decision to make but it was in the benefit of the club to do that. Seeing one of your best employees depart is never a good sign but in football, it happens sometime.
"We have found an acceptable deal. I'm marked by this and very bitter. It's hard to see your principal employee leave the ship from one day to the next.”
Rousselot said that Fernandez was free to make his decision regarding players’ transfer and stuff and that he doesn’t want to talk about this topic anymore.
“I won't make any other comments, other than to say that Monsieur Fernandez always had freedom when it came to signing players and choosing the team," the president of the club told reporters.
Interim boss and the head coach of the youth system, Patrick Gabriel has confirmed that he will be in charge of Nancy’s next game against Lille and is confident of getting the job done.
"When there's an urgent situation like this one, it's not worth discussing things. You have to step into the fire.”
Gabriel said that it would be a tough job but added that everyone has to move on and has vowed to help AS Nancy Lorraine in such situation.
“It's a bit brutal for everybody, but we'll have to adapt quickly. I've been a soldier for the club for a long time and I was a warrior on the pitch."