Domenech enters the French Boxing Day
For the former coach, there is no doubt that Boxing Day, tested this season in France, will not be followed up in the future.
The French Boxing Day is over. This is at least the feeling that dominates at the end of the holidays, which therefore saw two days of Ligue 1 disputed on the lawns of France for an altogether mixed result. Some stadiums have indeed sounded hollow and the actors did not seem excited about the idea of playing during the holidays.
“I’m not a fan, thus asserted Laurent Blanc, the coach of Olympique Lyonnais. Because for me, it’s a family period. » Same son of bell in the mouth of Antoine Kombouaré, alter ego son at FC Nantes. » I do not like. I prefer to spend holidays with my family. he launches. But according to Raymond Domenech, the two men, and their colleagues, can be reassured: the experience, linked to the holding of the World Cup in the fall, will not be repeated.
Coaches don’t want it, players don’t want it, spectators don’t want it
“There was an agreement between the League and the UNFP. Boxing Day existed because there was an authorization given by the UNFP to be able to do so because of the World Cup. But there is no way that the UNFP as long as Philippe Piat is president – and he was re-elected for four years – that the Boxing Say exists, he assured on the set of L’Equipe du Soir. The coaches don’t want it, the players don’t want it, the spectators don’t want it. »
“The change was imposed but next year there will be no Boxing Day. People will be on vacation”he continued, adding: “The development would have been essential. There, matches on Monday at 3 p.m., how can you comment? »