The Red Star gave up its last hopes of rallying the L 2 last Monday against Quevilly.
Held in check (0-0) by the 2nd in the championship, the Seine-Saint-Denis club will therefore experience a 3rd season in a row in the National except miracle during the last two days - two defeats for Villefranche, one defeat and a draw from Le Mans and a misstep from Concarneau combined with two victories on his part - which would allow him to snatch 3rd place synonymous with a barrage of accession against the 18th in L 2. The epic in the Coupe de France with an 8th final against Olympique Lyonnais (5-4 loss on penalties) was fatal in the fight for the climb.
Vincent Bordot's men have, in fact, won only two meetings (for 8 draws and 6 defeats) since the beginning of the year 2021. This Monday evening (8:45 pm) during the last match of the season at Bauer against the FC Bastia-Borgo who are playing for survival, then on Saturday with the leader, SC Bastia, they will try to finish on a good note.
A waiver to keep pro status?
Behind the scenes, the Saint-Ouen club must therefore begin to prepare for next season with the hope of retaining its pro status. After relegation from L 2, clubs normally keep their pro status only for 2 seasons. But last year Quevilly and Bourg-en-Bresse had obtained a derogation for a third season. Given the economic circumstances linked to the Covid, the Red Star, which is making progress in its projects - reconstruction of Bauer and development of the training center and future training center in Marville -, should also benefit from this exemption.
If the workforce should still be very renewed with many departures, the most urgent issue concerns the choice of the coach. President Patrice Haddad, who will receive Vincent Bordot in the coming days, should decide quickly. Arrived at Red Star in 2019 from Entente SSG, Bordot (46) expires in June. Even if he has not fulfilled the objective of climbing to L 2, the coach is appreciated internally by his managers who could offer him an extension. But he is also courted by several other National clubs. According to our information, FC Annecy, very interested in his profile, has already made him a proposal.
In a competition where we do not yet know the number of relegated (4, 2, 1 or 0) because the FFF has not yet made a decision, the formation of Haute-Savoie occupies 14th place before a capital match on Monday evening against Boulogne-sur-Mer (15th and virtually first relegation). Whether or not Annecy is maintained will necessarily be a determining criterion in the choice of Bordot.