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Players' strike, sacked coach, boycott of the derby, the situation is tense in Issy


The players boycotted the first training session of their new coach on Monday. They want their demands to be taken into consideration.

This is a situation that the GPSO 92 Issy would have done well.

Since Thursday, the Hauts-de-Seine club, promoted this year and current penultimate in the D1 Arkema standings, has been shaken by a series of events that have led the players to boycott the training of this Monday, the first under the guidance of their new coach, Camillo Vaz.

They even considered not playing the derby on Saturday against PSG.

It all started with the dismissal of Yacine Guesmia.

At the club for five years, the former educator in St-Ouen l'Aumône, who had taken the first team from DH to D1, was immediately replaced by Camillo Vaz, the former PSG coach between 2009 and 2012. Presented this Monday to his players, the latter challenged the dismissal of their former coach, with whom they had forged very strong ties.

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The president recognizes "communication errors"

“I am not surprised by the reaction of the players, recognizes Christine Aubère, the president.

We are a club on a human scale where this kind of situation is not easy for anyone.

This change of coach is a handover and has nothing to do with the classification or certain results such as the slap against PSG in November (14-0).

It simply corresponds to the Elite project that we are in the process of building.

The idea is to give ourselves the means to achieve our ambitions, namely how to professionally structure the club to first ensure maintenance, then play the midfield from next season.

This collective is strong, and it is to Yacine's credit for having created this lever.

Now I recognize that there may have been communication errors. ”

On the side of the players, it is precisely these errors that we point out, among other things, the finger: “We were a little shocked at the time, explains Gwennaëlle Butel, the captain, former player of Juvisy.

We're not going to hide it, there is a very strong affect with Yacine Guesma.

Personally, he was the one who started me up when I wanted to quit football.

It is above all that since the truce, the team has been going well (

Editor's note: with a qualification (2-1) for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Montpellier

) and we found the timing inappropriate.

If this corresponds to an ambitious project, no problem, but not three months from the end of the season!


Tensions with the sports director

Among the demands of the workforce, there is also a certain distrust of Alexandre Barbier, the sports director.

The players believe that the former Stade de Reims player has never stopped wanting to divide the team since his arrival last September: "We are not puppets either, and we do not want the departure of “Someone”, specifies Gwennaëlle Butel.

We just want him to leave us alone.

"" Today, the D1 is Camillo Vaz, cut Christine Aubère.

Alexandre Barbier will focus on the club's overall project.


For the moment, nothing is decided yet on the continuation, neither on a return to training, nor on a possible boycott of the return match on Saturday against the Parisian leader (3:15 p.m.).

The players are now waiting for a return from their president: "Depending on his return on our demands, we will decide whether or not we resume training on Tuesday evening, warns Gwennaëlle Butel.

Christine Aubère is the person we trust the most and we all want her to resume her role as decision maker.


Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-02-23

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