Courbis, support of Fabien Mercadal
Rolland Courbis has arrived in February at Caen in support of the head coach. The former manager of Montpellier, sometimes announced the successor of Fabien Mercadal, has made it clear that it would remain only in the case of an extension of the current coach. As a reminder, the club normand is barragiste League 1 Conforama with 2 points ahead of Dijon (19th) and 3 points behind Monaco (17th). The Caennais will play against Reims, Lyon and Bordeaux at the conclusion of the season and hope to save themselves.
“If, in any way, I was able to be useful for something, it is because I am here in a good atmosphere,” said Courbis to Ouest-France. “And if Caen be saved, I maintain that it will be because the idea has been not to change coach in the month of February. I would go even further, without any false modesty : if by happiness Caen is able to save, I maintain that me all alone at the controls, I would not have arrived there, and that the team would have for sure finished 20th ! I don’t even think the second option (relegation),” said Courbis. “Stay for the next season is not relevant. But if there was a chance for me to continue, it would be only if Fabien had left. There is no question, whatever happens, that I take the place of Fabien.”