Only three months after his arrival, Nicolas Anelka resigned from his post of sports director of Hyères, the club of Mourad Boudjellal.
He had arrived in early February. Nicolas Anelka is already (no longer) the sports director of the Hyères club. The reason ? With the National 2 championship at a standstill due to the health crisis, the former Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City striker finds himself in a stalemate, which he wanted to leave.
“I came to this project thinking that the virus had been overcome and that amateur football was going to resume,” Anelka explains to Foot Mercato. After three months at the club the observation is obvious! The sports project is no longer the same! Amateur football is at a standstill and the restrictions are even more severe. Aware of the financial difficulties that have arisen at the club, which weigh on the implementation of the project and decisions taken against amateur football, I do not see any short and medium-term projection on amateur football. My experience and expertise are of no use at the moment! I therefore prefer to devote my time to my other activities. “
It is a big blow for the new president of Hyères, Mourad Boudjellal, who bought the Var club during the season after trying in vain to afford Olympique de Marseille. Anelka was her first big blow, but the adventure was cut short. ” I thank the president for giving me this opportunity, emphasizes Anelka. I discovered a club, this magnificent region and its friendly inhabitants. I wish good luck to this project and to the whole team that supervises the club. “