Very offensive in an interview with Goal, the mayor of Saint-Etienne Gaël Perdriau sided with the supporters and demanded the departure of Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo, owners of the club since 2004.
It is not a declaration of war, like the threat brandished by the supporters of Saint-Etienne, but it is nonetheless a hell of a pressure. The mayor of Saint-Etienne Gaël Perdriau stepped up to the plate in an interview with But Saint-Etienne, in support of the press releases from the supporters, demanding a meeting from the leaders of ASSE.
“They ask for more clarity on the intentions of the leaders and I understand them, proclaims the councilor. I join them. The presidents had said three or four years ago that they wanted to sell. The supporters take them at their words. tell them: be transparent, put your cards on the table, confirm this open secret to us. I support their press release. “
Perdriau: “The club needs a new lease of life”
The mayor of the city deplores “a lack of legibility in relation to the future”, and in the extension of this reflection, “a lack of prospects”. Gaël Perdriau therefore enjoins Roland Romeyer, Chairman of the Board of ASSE, and Bernard Caïazzo, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, to respect their promise to sell the institution, as they had undertaken in the event of an interesting offer. .
“It seems to me that it would be in the interest of the club. And in the general interest. […] Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo have promised to sell the club in the event of an interesting sporting project, without making a big deal out of it. I hope they will keep this promise. I think the club needs a new lease of life. “
Is the Caïazzo-Romeyer era coming to an end? The owners of the club since 2004 have in any case been under pressure for ten days, caught in the crossfire. Attacked on one side by the city, and on the other by the supporters, part of which, the Magic Fans, demanded a meeting within two weeks. Otherwise it will be war.