Rivère on the transfer window of Nice
“I’m going to ask you for advice on our recruitment (laughs).”
There will be no player to follow Galtier in Paris? “No it won’t be possible. (Door closed even for Thuram?) Of course. We won’t sell our best players this season.”
Rivère on the departure of Fournier
“There may have been tensions around Julien Fournier, now there are no more. The projects are choices of men and everyone must want to continue the adventure.”
Rivère on Fournier’s future in Nice
“He will accompany us during the transfer window. It’s clear. I have respect for him and if the club is here today, he is a major player. His future, he will see what he does with it. He will not be alone on recruitment, we will work in a collegial way.”
Rivère on the ambitions of Nice and Ineos
“Ineos has made a strategic decision. We have raised Nice in Ineos performance. Our ambition is to grow OGC Nice. The constraint is financial fair play. The limit of Ineos’ investment it’s financial fair play. Yes, we have an ambitious project and we want to ensure that Nice becomes a successful and innovative club.”
Rivère on the departure of Galtier
“The decision was not completely taken and the project was to continue with Christophe. I expressed certain things that I think and that we could build a different project. Afterwards there were concomitant things and that’s perfect for everyone.”
Rivère on a possible agreement with PSG for Galtier
“We discussed with PSG. As far as we are concerned, there is no obstacle between Paris and Christophe. I thank Christophe for his time in Nice. The season did not end as well as we had hoped. but that’s football.”
Rivère on the return of Favre
“Yes, he would have been contacted no matter what (even if PSG hadn’t come to get Galtier). It’s a strategic choice. Once again, Christophe I have a very good relationship with him. a lot happened at the end of the year and I thought it was a good time to do something different. It was a strategy, an option that was taken. I am delighted that everything is going well for everything the world. Christophe has an opportunity, even if it is not yet done at PSG, unique in the life of a coach. I am happy for him because he is someone I really appreciate. the best of all worlds we wanted to take Lucien Favre.”
President Rivère reacts to Favre’s return to RMC
Guest of the program Rothen ignites on RMC this Monday, President Rivère returned to the arrival of Lucien Favre in Nice.
“It’s a great pleasure because I have already spent two years with him on a human level. Beyond the human aspect, sportingly he has given pleasure to our supporters. The owners of Ineos have carried out an audit, they are at listening to and returning to Lucien Favre is part of this project with them.”
Favre: “I am delighted to find the supporters”
Favre: “I liked this stadium, it was magnificent. I loved it. There was a good communion between us and the supporters. I am delighted to find the supporters again.”
Favre on the goalkeeper post
Favre: “I’m watching, I’ll watch for the next 10 days. Bulka gave me a good impression, but we need to get another goalkeeper.”
Rivère on Julien Fournier: “Julien has a future perhaps elsewhere than at OGC Nice”
Rivère: “Tensions are part of the life of a club. Afterwards, it’s not really the things we like. Julien has a future perhaps elsewhere than at OGC Nice.”
What role for Favre in recruitment?
Favre: “I don’t want to dictate anything, I don’t like it and I will never do that. I like to discuss, give less point of view and then we decide.”
Gouiri, Thuram and Todibo will stay, assures Favre
Favre: “Yes. Gouiri and Thuram will stay, for sure. Todibo too. They will stay.”
“It’s important to master transfer windows, one or two players can make a huge difference in a team.”
Favre reaffirms its ambitions
Favre: “Within two years, the goal is to finish in the top three… and even more! I assume it. You have to tell the truth, that’s the goal.”
What is the difference between the Favre of 2016 and that of today?
Favre: “Football changes all the time. I always try to improve myself, that’s what I continue to do. You have to listen to other people. After five years of work, I took a break, I’ve done that four times already. You always have to analyze things and adapt to the evolution of football.”
Favre on the quality of the current group
Favre: “There are good players at this club, a good mentality from what I saw in the first training session. It was very interesting this morning, I saw a lot of positive things.”
Big names in Nice?
Rivère: “In football, you have a word that blocks a lot of things: financial fair play. We have this constraint so we will try to do the maximum while remaining within the constraints. We have a powerful group, but it There is a limit. So it’s not big names. We want to make Nice a successful club at all levels, it’s going to take time. We’re not talking about big names, we’re talking about doing things intelligently.
Favre relaunched on the transfer window and its links with Julien Fournier
Favre: “We work in a good relationship. We have to exchange ideas, the players we see, to make the right decision. It must be as intuitive. (…) Transfer periods are crucial, summer and winter alike. “
Rivère sur Galtier: “We pretty much know Christophe’s destination”
Rivère: “Contacts with Lucien have always been there, even last year. I’ve always had affection for him and it’s a game that I like to see. I’ve been very happy to have Chistophe as a coach. This year, I told myself that we had a chance in 100 (of bringing Favre) and that did it.”
“We pretty much know Christophe’s destination, they still have a few details to sort out. I want him to have the best season possible, it’s a fantastic opportunity.”
Favre on the next transfer window
Favre: “There will certainly be transfers, it’s essential.”
Favre: “Finish regularly in the top three”
Favre: “It’s an advantage to know certain people. I worked with Jean-Pierre, it was very important to know these people. Ineos, it’s huge! Within two years, Nice must do in order to progress, to do great things during the transfer period and to finish regularly in the top three.
Did Favre expect to return?
Favre: “No. Everything is open, but it’s something special to come back here. It went well in 2016-2018, on a sporting and human level. I met a lot of people with whom I kept in regular contact. There was another club, then there was OGC Nice and I didn’t hesitate. What Ineos is doing is very interesting, what they want to build is very important. human, it’s also very pleasant to come to a club like that, I have kept in touch with a lot of people. I like this human side.”
Rivère: “A new page is turning”
Rivère: “A new page is turning. I am very happy to have Lucien Favre among us. There has not been a lot of information lately, you had the impression that we were in the dark, absolutely not. We proposed a different strategy to the shareholder, we wanted to find the DNA of the club, to have a good game, to have fun and for OGC Nice to be recognizable beyond its jersey.
Let’s go for this presentation press conference!
Lucien Favre and Jean-Pierre Rivère appear before the media.
Jim Ratcliffe’s open letter to supporters
The boss of Ineos and owner of OGC Nice wanted to address the Nice supporters in an open letter published on the club website.
“As owners of INEOS, we are more committed than ever to OGC Nice and this project. We can all see the potential ahead and are excited for the challenge ahead. not for a minute your support as a due and we also know how important it is for everyone at the Club as we enter this new chapter”, he wrote in particular, also welcoming the arrival of Lucien Favre.
The club formalizes the arrival of Favre and the departure of Galtier, who is increasingly close to PSG
After leading the first training session during the resumption on Monday morning, Lucien Favre was officially appointed coach of OGC Nice. Back on the bench of the Aiglons four years after his departure, the Swiss succeeds Christophe Galtier, who should take control of PSG.
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