ASM President Eric de Cromières in 2018. - JEE

It is with "great sadness" that ASM, the Clermont rugby club, announced this Thursday morning the death of its president, Eric de Cromières, last night.

In position since 2013 at the head of the Auvergne training, this former manager at Michelin was 66 years old. He died of cancer. His state of health had "deteriorated rapidly" in recent weeks, said the spokesperson for the club, contacted by AFP. The administration committee will meet in the coming days to designate a successor.

Eric de Cromières has passed away.
It is with great sadness that ASM Clermont Auvergne has the pain to inform you of the death, last night, of its president since June 2013, Eric de Cromières at the age of 66 years.

- ASM Rugby (@ASMOfficiel) July 23, 2020

Under the leadership of Eric de Cromières, ASM won its second title of French champion in 2017 against RC Toulon. Two years later, he won the European Challenge against Stade Rochelais.

To his credit, also, two lost European Cup finals, in 2015 still against Toulon, and in 2017 against the English Saracens.


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