As he drew closer to a start after the derby lost to Biarritz, Bayonne manager Yannick Bru should finally stay at Rowing next season.
His decision was eagerly awaited. And dreaded too. Terribly marked this weekend after the Basque derby lost against Biarritz in Aguiléra, last Saturday, synonymous with Pro D2 relegation, Yannick Bru had clearly left the door open to a start, both behind the scenes and in front of the press. “After any failure, you have to learn lessons and face your responsibilities in life, I have always said it, he explained hotly. My personal case is not important. What I know is that I have put all my energy for two or three years in the work of the club and Aviron Bayonnais has a bright future ahead of it. But as the person in charge of the sporting project, it will inevitably be necessary to assume my responsibilities. “
The president of Bayonne will speak this Wednesday
After this huge disillusionment, the trend was indeed to end the collaboration, four years before the end of his contract. In office since 2018, the former coach of the forwards of the XV of France has asked a lot of questions. At the start of the week, he met his president Philippe Tayeb who wanted to keep him, but also his players. While some will pack their bags this summer (including Aymeric Luc, Guillaume Ducat and probably Ugo Boniface courted by several big Top 14 clubs who will have to pay compensation to recruit him), others were waiting for their manager’s decision before to decide.
Philippe Tayeb will also hold a press point this Wednesday at the end of the afternoon in Jean-Dauger to discuss the future of the club. The maintenance of Bru, mentioned by our colleagues from the South-West, was confirmed to us even if the Bayonne president preferred to remain silent on the subject this Wednesday morning. In any case, here are the delighted Bayonnais supporters, who had created a support page on Facebook entitled “Yannick Bru must stay”.
Unless there is a turnaround, the 48-year-old technician will be there next season. After? Everything will depend on the results of the Rowing. If the Bayonnais find the elite next season, Bru should continue the adventure. If, on the other hand, the Basques were to make a second season in Pro D2, the manager would have to pack his bags and several clubs could carefully follow the case.