A major blow for Racing Club de Lens: the northern club, currently fourth in Ligue 1, has just lost their sporting director Florent Ghisolfi, who he left to succeed Julien Fournier at OGC Nice. Arriving in Artois in the summer of 2019, the 37-year-old coordinator is behind the handsome project he started at Sang et o in his last three seasons, notably offering quality hires to his coach Franck Haise during the last transfer window. summer (Samba, Onana, Claude-Maurice, Openda …).
In his new home on the Côte d’Azur, Florent Ghisolfi also carries the head of the recruiting unit Grégory Thil in his luggage. “I presented Arnaud with a project on a 3 year cycle when I arrived, all the boxes were checked. I leave with the feeling of accomplishment. The club still has development prospects.he said at a press conference after announcing his departure for the Alpes-Maritimes. After this decision, the north direction wastes no time and is already working on his succession.
Lens argues with Lorenzi
Indeed, according to our latest information, Racing Club de Lens is in talks with Stade Brestois sporting director Grégory Lorenzi to fill the vacancy. At 38, the former Brest and Bastia player manages the sports policy of the Breton club, whose team is now led by Michel Der Zakarian. And if his start to the season is complicated, he can count on a quality summer market, with many purchases made during the last market window (Dari, Fadiga, Lees-Melou …). Since taking office, he has also been behind several big hits, such as Romain Faivre (ex AS Monaco, sold € 15m to OL), Ibrahima Diallo (ex Monaco, € 15m at Southampton) or even Romain Perraud (formerly Nice, 12 million euros in Southampton).
Converted into sporting director on the Finistère coast after playing 109 games there between 2008 and 2016, Grégory Lorenzi has always had the confidence of the SB29 management without having a sufficient budget. Thanks to the choice of players and coaches, Brest perpetuated themselves in the first part of the Ligue 2 table before seeing the club being promoted to the elite of French football with a second place in the spring of 2019. Since then, the Breton club has been playing his fourth season in L1, but would lose an important asset if he left La Gaillette …