He was supposed to become vice-president of Montpellier Hérault rugby this summer. But Philippe Saint-André could finally leave the club, according to information from Midi Libre. He would listen to a project at Provence Rugby, in Pro D2.
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On Monday evening, however, President Mohed Altrad confirmed the willingness of "PSA" to accept his new role within the MHR. The former coach of the France team landed in the Hérault in March 2020 as director of rugby, before taking over from Xavier Garbajosa at the helm of the first team in January 2021.
Two titles in three years
With a European Challenge in 2021 and the Brennus Shield in 2022, Saint-André's tenure at the head of the MHR is currently crowned with success. But the 2022-2023 season was more difficult, with only 11th place in the ranking and the Mohamed Haouas case.
The season was very long, complicated, difficult until the last week, confided the coach after the ultimate defeat in Pau (35-10). This year, we struggled to run as we would have liked to. Now the players are on holiday, the club will attack again on July 3 with a big preparation that we need to do." Preparation that could therefore be carried out without him.