Three weeks before the elections for the presidency of the French Rugby Federation, Fabien Galthié has clearly indicated his preference.
He wishes the re-election of Bernard Laporte against his opponent, Florian Grill.
To the point of putting his resignation in the balance.
“For twenty years, my fate has been linked to that of Bernard, that's a fact.
A very strong bond exists between us.
He trusted me to put the France team back on the right track.
He appointed me for it.
The question does not arise today, it could arise after the elections.
Indeed, ”said the coach.
a few days before these statements, Florian Grill had assured that he did not wish to separate from the current boss of the Blues in the event of an election.
“Fabien Galthié will keep his place if I am elected.
I was very convinced by the presentation of Galthié and Ibanez to the steering committee.
I have no problem with them.
But my role, if I am elected, will be to create the conditions which will allow this French team to win.
This will require intelligent relational work with the staff of the XV of France. "
Before adding, in a smile a bit cowardly, implying a significant involvement of Bernard Laporte with the Blues.
“I will be in my place, that of president of the FFR.
I will not be an encore coach.
Or Fabien Galthié will not be an alternate coach… ”
XV of France: Galthié does not rule out resigning if Laporte is not reelected