The day after the promotion of Pierre-Henry Broncan as head coach of Castres and the departure of the three-quarter coach Stéphane Prosper, replaced by David Darricarrère, Mauricio Reggiardo, still CO manager, explains these choices.
Forced rest last weekend after the postponement of his match against Bayonne, Castres did not bathe in calm at the start of the week. On Tuesday, a strong wind even blew over the CO. The three-quarter coach Stéphane Prosper, replaced by David Darricarrère, could not resist. Pierre-Henry Broncan, meanwhile, found himself thrown into the head coach costume. But no manager, since Mauricio Reggiardo, reinforced in his functions despite the poor start to the season of the Tarn, penultimate of the Top 14 standings with only three victories to their account, escaped the sweep of Tuesday.
Perhaps very happy to still be part of the organization chart of Castres the day after this start of the revolution, he also returns in Olympic noon on these decisions, as well as on the reasons which led the OC leaders to make them. ” When the results do not follow, when things do not win and we cannot achieve the objectives set at the start of the season, it is normal to make changes to try to rectify the situation and to try to regain the path to victory and performance (…) It’s time to shock the players but also the staff because we are all in the same boat and we are all responsible for this situation », Agrees the Argentine coach, hoping that this cleaning will be followed by effect. ” This should bring us a little extra that we lack to lead us to better performance. “
Reggiardo: “Prosper? It was a difficult decision… ”
Changes occur in the staff of Castres Olympique
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As for the men themselves, Reggiardo regrets having to part ways with Prosper – “it was a difficult decision because it is someone with whom I have been working for a while, with whom I get along well and whom I appreciate a lot” – while being certain that the OC made the right choice in causing the return of Darricarrère. “I know David very well, I know what he can bring us. First, he already knows the club, it was important for me when choosing, then he also knows some of the squad players. It will be faster for him to be efficient in his work so that he helps us to move the team forward. David is a very good technician, a very good field coach, a very good strategist. He knows rugby, he has experience. He is also a double world champion under 20 years old. He will also bring us all his passion to allow us to improve. The promotion of Broncan, former forward coach now head coach, also goes in this direction. Without reducing Reggiardo’s field of action, as many may have thought on Tuesday. On this point, the CO manager is very clear. “Pierre-Henry, vis-à-vis his investment, his legitimacy, his skills in his work, it is normal that he becomes the head coach. It’s a natural choice, it happened on its own (…) We will continue to work together as we have done since his arrival. If that doesn’t work, the Castres won’t be able to at least say that they’ve tried everything.