Roland Romeyer, one of the two bosses of AS Saint-Etienne, took stock of the scheduled sale of the Forez club.
Asked about this big file during the inauguration of the Robert-Herbin Sports Center, the president of the management board of the Loire club, said: » The problem with the sale of the club is that it is not a grocery store… We announced in April, the two shareholders, that the club was being sold for a succession problem and to allow the club to – one day to be able to compete with those who are very rich. We have entrusted and signed a mandate with KPMG which specializes in sales and which examines the applications, controls them financially, sees the sports project they present. But it doesn’t happen like that. ».
The ASSE sale process officially started at the end of April could well accelerate. » I hope that we can get there quickly enough, that we will find the appropriate successors, for the values, for the staff who are in place and who are of quality, he continued. To help the club financially also because what we lack, Bernard Caïazzo and me, that’s it. We do not have a fortune like that of François Pinault or all those who are ahead. At one point or another we will end up getting there, it has to be. I would like this to be done before the end of the calendar year. If we find the right candidate, who meets our criteria, the change will normally only be beneficial for the club. For, given our DNA, to play the first five or six places again. »
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