For SC Bastia, the news this Saturday will take place at the Furiani stadium, the scene of the hot derby against AC Ajaccio (3pm).
But behind the scenes, the leaders of the island club are busy finding a successor to Mathieu Chabert dismissed from his post on Wednesday September 22.
According to our information, Pascal Dupraz is high on their list.
Representatives of the former coach of Caen are even expected, this Saturday, in Corsica to start discussions.
Even if it is still premature to say that the negotiations will be successful, this is clearly a very concrete avenue.
The names of Mickaël Landreau, René Girard and Reginald Ray have also circulated in recent days.
But the profile of Dupraz, a leader of men familiar with the mysteries of League 2 and rescue operations ticks many boxes.
Dupraz, 59, has been without a club since his departure from Caen, where he was fired on March 23, 2021 due to a lack of results translated into facts by three unsuccessful months and a 14th place in Ligue 2.
Eighteenth in Ligue 2 before the reception of the Ajaccian neighbor, SC Bastia has stalled since the start of the championship having won only one victory, in Quevilly, in 9 games.
The defeat at Valenciennes on Tuesday night (2-1) was undoubtedly the last straw that broke the camel's back for the leaders, after 4 draws at home.
Now on the shelves of the Red Star, Mathieu Chabert arrived at Sporting in October 2019 to replace Stéphane Rossi.
The @SCBastia has informed Mathieu Chabert of his decision to no longer give him responsibility for the first team, as of today ⤵️https: //t.co/EJPNi5Ycgb
- SC Bastia (@SCBastia) September 22, 2021
Cyril Jeunechamp and Frédéric Zago are in the interim and will take their places on the sidelines this Saturday against Ajaccio.