Bordeaux: "European places by the third season", Lopez sets the club’s ambitions


The new president of the Girondins de Bordeaux Gérard Lopez spoke about the ambitions of the Bordeaux club at the microphone of RMC. If he wants to find the first part of the table first, he wants to take the Girondins to Europe within three years.

Measured ambitions to straighten a club on the brink of collapse. Gérard Lopez was pragmatic when discussing the goals of the Girondins de Bordeaux, which he officially took over on Friday. Saved on the gong of the descent on the sporting and legal level, the Bordelais must first find the top of the table, according to their new president.


“It’s a club with a great history, with operating tools that are at a size that makes it a club that must play at the top of the table,” Lopez said in the RMC Football Show. The situation is like this now. whether it’s for the club in general or for French football through the Covid, it’s a real challenge. I’m not going to say that it’s complicated or complex, but it’s true that there will be a lot of work to be provided “.

“It’s a club that cannot exist in a second half of the table”

According to him, this work should immediately lead Bordeaux earlier than its 12th place obtained at the end of the season, while the specter of relegation had for a time hovered above Haillan. “It’s a club that cannot exist in the second half of the table, he concedes. In the short term, (the objective) is to establish itself in the first part and start looking for European places by the third season “.

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On the sidelines of his official presentation, Gérard Lopez had struck a first blow by renouncing the logo adopted last season and returning to the traditional design of the Girondins crest. While he has not yet made a decision on the future coach, Lopez then claimed on RMC that he had a shortlist of 3-4 names to possibly succeed Jean-Louis Gasset.


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