I mentioned previously that there were staff issues at the club, and that was mainly down to the fact that we didn’t have any. Staff, that is. VHF were just about the worst in the league across coaching, scouting and fitness. So we brought in a few new bodies to cheer everyone up.
In comes Hakim Malet as Assistant Manager, and Thierry Madelaine as coach; David Ducci as Director of Football, as well as the aforementioned Raducioiu as a scout; and Pascal Thiébaut as a physio.
We don’t have the best backroom team in the league, but we’re getting there.
I did say that I didn’t need to sign anyone, didn’t I? Well, it wouldn’t be Football Manager without a bunch of signings, and we kinda did need some new faces – although there is now a bunch of folk that we need to punt. I did try to get rid of a few, and Achille Robin was the only one of those who took the huff and decided to tear up his contract.
While Robin closes the door before it hits him on the arse, in come Zouhair Bouadoud and Robin Lafarge on free transfers; Jonathan Reine-Adelaide for £30k; and both Teddy Bouriaud and Thomas Basila on loan from FC Nantes.
We could probably do with another striker or two, but that can wait until Summer.