The situation could become complicated for Nice coach Patrick Vieira -
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"I have the strength, the desire and the determination to continue," explained Patrick Vieira after the elimination of Gym from the Europa League.
The Gym's leaders finally decided to part ways with him.
Eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday evening after a fifth defeat in a row, Gym plunged into crisis.
A little more.
Too much, ultimately, for the leaders of OGC Nice.
According to our information, they have decided to separate from the coach, hired during the summer of 2018. The news has indeed fallen into the night: after a little more than two seasons, Patrick Vieira is no longer the coach of the Aiglons.
Following this new setback in European competition, the 1998 World Champion claimed to have "the strength, the desire and the determination to continue".
His employers decided otherwise.
, Adrian Ursea and Frédéric Gioria, both assistant coaches of Vieira, "will be propelled to the head of the team from the training of this Friday morning" and a whole internal reorganization will be announced.
Nice "should normally be higher"
Dominated 2-3 by Bayer Leverkusen, the Aiglons of Patrick Vieira were once again overtaken, with a damaged defense.
After the fiasco against the red lantern Dijon (1-3), last Sunday at home, a reaction was expected.
"We will be there to win", assured Patrick Vieira before the European meeting.
“We saw ourselves too good looking at the start.
We have shown that there is still a lot to work on to allow us to be more ambitious ”, he admitted just after this new defeat.
Even Peter Bosz, the coach of Bayer Leverkusen, judged in front of the press that OGC Nice, which was "one of the favorites" of its group, "should normally be higher".
"The day after the match is a bit complicated"
Welcomed by a hundred supporters asking them, one could not more clearly, to "move their ass" before their arrival at the Allianz Riviera on Thursday evening, Patrick Vieira's men did not find the solution on the ground.
As for the last meetings.
At the moment, "the day after the match is a bit complicated," admitted Hassane Kamara, author of one of Nice's two goals against Leverkusen.
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A hundred supporters present for the players' bus exit before the match against Bayer Leverkusen pic.twitter.com/YJBTWD0AQx
- Maxime Bacquié (@maxime_bacquie) December 3, 2020
OGC Nice in the bottom of the wave, the future of the coach on the Côte d'Azur seemed compromised anyway.
The supporters had even asked for his departure in a petition.
And Patrick Vieira knew he was under threat.
"A coach is always weakened when a team finds itself in a phase like the one we are going through", he conceded at a press conference after the European match.
A reaction expected Sunday in Reims
But, according to him, the current results did not call into question "the Ineos project which is only just beginning, neither the ambitions of the club, nor my personal ambitions".
The leaders of OGC Nice have decided for him.
And their paths separate.
It remains to be seen what effect this change of head will have for the trip to Reims on Sunday evening as part of the thirteenth day of Ligue 1. A reaction is expected.
While the club was at the foot of the championship podium after its victory in Angers on November 1, it tumbled to 11th place in the standings.
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Affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Aiglons forced to idle