At the end of a summit meeting, Gérard Lopez made the decision to le Losc to an investment fund in the coming days. Olivier Létang should become the new president of the northern training.
While all is well Lille on a sporting level, behind the scenes of major upheavals are to be expected … The American investment fund Elliott, guarantor of the project led by President Gérard Lopez, would be very worried about the financial losses caused by the coronavirus, the closed doors and the withdrawal of Mediapro.
Two issues were then under study: either the current management remains in place, but will have to generate profits on the next mercatos, or a new shareholder enters the game. And it is ultimately the second option that was chosen at the ‘after a meeting between the owner of the Mastiffs and his main lessor, Tuesday evening in London.
Létang president, Galtier keeps his bench?
So much so that Gérard Lopez decided, in spite of himself, to sell the northern club, reports L’Equipe on Wednesday. And the buyer would already have found everything. It would be the Kalisto Sporting SARL fund, a subsidiary company of the Merlyn Partners holding company, based in Luxembourg and managed by the Dutchman Maarten Petermann. It would be ready to buy back the debt of the club estimated at 123 million euros.
The former leader of PSG and Stade Rennais, Olivier Létang, would have been chosen to occupy the post of president. What about Christophe Galtier now? Also according to information from the sports daily, the French technician should be maintained in his duties.
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