Bordeaux appeal against relegation to third division rejected

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Bordeaux’s appeal over their relegation to the third division following their financial problems was rejected this afternoon by the FFF, which delayed the decision taken by the DNCG three weeks ago.

After the club’s relegation to Ligue 2 following a disastrous season in the top flight – conceding 91 goals and finishing bottom – owner Gérard Lopez had to present a credible roadmap in order to close the 40 million deficit. euros before the team can begin life in the second tier.

Lopez had reached a new agreement last week with the club’s creditors – former owners Fortress and King Street – regarding the transfer of half of the debts to his own company Jogo Bonito as well as guarantees on player sales in the next transfer window. However, the deal apparently wasn’t enough for the DNCG or the FFF.

Bordeaux now finds itself on the edge of the abyss, Lopez himself having indicated that the club was too expensive to be able to run in National 1. As indicated The Team, the club can still lodge an appeal with the CNOSF, the French Olympic Committee. As 20 Minutes explains, the club should start next season in the 5th division, with a change in co-ownership impossible given the time required.

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