FC Nantes Mercato: After a season crowned by the Coupe de France, Antoine Kombouaré could leave the FCN. There are already warning signs.
FC Nantes Mercato: The departure of major players could be crucial!
After admitting difficult daily relations with the president of FC Nantes, Antoine Kombouaré answered the question about his future with the Canaries. He had hinted that he wants to stay next season. “We are 100% at FC Nantes. Nothing is decided. […] I am a happy trainer. I have a contract and we will see at the end of the season, ”suggested the FCN coach this week. Obviously, he remained unclear about his future. However, The Team understands that he is tempted to leave the Cité des Ducs club at the end of the season.
“The Nantes coach still has a one-year contract; his team will play the Europa League next season; however, the temptation to leave FC Nantes is there, ”indicates the sports daily. According to the source, there are facts that could have prompted the Kanak technician to leave. There is for example the departure of striker Kolo Muani in Frankfurt. A major departure “which could be followed by others in the coming weeks”.
If we are to believe the media, “Alban Lafont, Ludovic Blas or even Moses Simon will leave the FCN if they have proposals to match their excellent season”. As a result, the Nantes team for next season would possibly be reduced. Also, L’Équipe is not sure that the transfer window will go as Kombouaré wishes. “It is very likely that recruitment will only partially compensate for the qualitative limitations of the workforce,” she announces.
Return of Kita to the fore, bad news?
The source also believes that the return of the president to the fore, since the final of the Coupe de France, could aggravate the already tense situation with his coach. “The need for an ambitious transfer window this summer would mechanically reactivate latent tensions, in the absence of a real recruitment unit. Not to mention the din induced by presidential practices, ”said the media. As a reminder, three close collaborators of Waldemar Kita were placed in police custody at the premises of the Nantes PJ on Tuesday before being released, according to RMC Sports. This, as part of a “on the legality of commissions received by intermediaries around player transfers”.
Antoine Kombouaré is popular
Another clue is the interest that the 58-year-old coach is currently arousing thanks to his performance at the head of the Canaries. His name circulates at LOSC to replace Jocelyn Gourvennec. Winner of the Coupe de France, Antoine Kombouaré is also nominated for the UNFP Trophies which will be awarded on Sunday. It is therefore popular at the moment!