10th in Ligue 1 and far from European places, OGC Nice is missing the end of the season. Emmanuel Petit points the finger at the poor management of the English shareholder Ineos, guilty of being vague on the strategic and recruitment level.
Nice went from dream to nightmare in a few weeks. Good surprise at the start of 2023, the Digard version of the OGCN chained convincing victories, continuing its journey in the European Cup in parallel. Nevertheless, the good series came to an abrupt end and the Aiglons were sadly taken out by Basel in the quarter-finals of C4. Beaten without glory in Strasbourg on Saturday, OGC Nice fell to 10th place in Ligue 1. Above all, the club was affected by the Galtier affair and its repercussions. Through this affair and the sporting difficulties in L1, the club is singled out for its rough management without a real designated boss and its lack of long-term vision.
Nice’s artistic blur drives Petit crazy
For next summer, the future of Didier Digard is dotted. A new coach should succeed him. But, like rookies on the pitch, too little is known about his identity. An opacity that drives Emmanuel Petit crazy. The RMC consultant is exasperated by Ineos, whose seriousness he doubts. “ Since Ineos arrived in Nice, I don’t know who makes the decisions. I don’t know where they want to go. I don’t know what they want to do with this club, especially since with Manchester United behind, we don’t know if they will withdraw overnight. That’s what actually confuses me. A group like Ineos, which manages 17,000 people around the world and which makes 80 billion in turnover, is not even screwed with managing a club like Nice at the present time and having a clear and defined “, he loose about the group candidate for the takeover of Manchester United.
🔴⚫ Emmanuel Petit: “Ineos is not even done managing a club like Nice at the moment, and having a clear and defined vision.” pic.twitter.com/wH9XIbFNiU
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He then returned in more detail to the problems affecting the Nice sports management. This has neither guiding line, nor anyone to embody it. ” When you take the best sporting director Ghisolfi in Lens, who did miracles on the transfer market with three francs six under. You realize today that he is in total disagreement with what we are trying to impose on him concerning the extension of certain players like Ramsey. Who makes the decisions ? M.Ratcliffe, M.Blanc, M.Rivère, whose silence has been deafening for several weeks about business. He who told us in February: “You will see, we will give you the name of the future coach in February”. We are at the end of May and we still do not know what will happen in Nice with the transfer window which is coming quickly. The direction that Ineos and OGC Nice want to take, I have no idea! “, he concluded in Rothen ignites. At this rate, the former Arsenal player even takes a dim view of the sale of Manchester United to Ineos and Jim Ratcliffe. The Qataris, also candidates for MU, will appreciate.