Nîmes Olympique: Frédéric Bompard dismissed, Adil Hermach appointed coach to try to secure maintenance

Nîmes Olympique: Frédéric Bompard dismissed, Adil Hermach appointed coach to try to secure maintenance

Adil Hermach was very active during the first session he led, this Monday afternoon. Midi Libre – MiKAël ANISSET

Nîmes Olympique, only one success in the last seven days and relegated, blew the “coach” fuse, this Monday, April 8. Exit Frédéric Bompard, place for Adil Hermach, coach of the crocodile reserve, responsible for snatching the hold.

The idea was in the air for next season: to propel Adil Hermach, with no experience at the highest level, to coach the crocodile team. Monday April 8, the president of Nîmes Olympique, Rani Assaf, decided to accelerate the movement and appoint the 37-year-old Moroccan international, coach of the Nîmes reserve, replacing Frédéric Bompard, whose contract ran until June. An electric shock to avoid the descent to N2, in an amateur world that Nîmes Olympique has never frequented.

Two points behind the first non-relegation candidate

The ax fell three days after the 2-1 setback at the penultimate of National, Épinal (2-1). With six days remaining, the Crocos, who have only recorded one success in the last seven matches (3 defeats, 3 draws), are fourteenth with two points behind the first non-relegation team, Marignane-Gignac.

Bompard seemed to have lost faith

A gap which is not prohibitive and has undoubtedly convinced the Nîmes management in its decision to instill a new dynamic. Because Frédéric Bompard, who annoyed more than one internally for his lack of questioning, seemed to have lost faith. Friday, in the Vosges, he suffered in any case after the poor performance of his team which had "lacked character" and would "should have done ten times, twenty times, a hundred times more, he regretted.

Poor record for Nicolas Usaï's successor

Arrived in November 2022 after the dismissal of Nicolas Usaï, while Nîmes was not relegated to Ligue 2, Frédéric Bompard will not have succeeded in his time in Gard’ nbsp;: last year, he was unable to prevent the descent into National and this season, he was never able to find the instructions for a particular championship nor regularity in performance and results. His record, hardly brilliant: 13 wins, 14 draws and 25 defeats (plus 4 wins and 2 losses in the Coupe de France).

Bompard: "No bitterness, no sourness"

"I have no bitterness, no bitterness, simply commented the former deputy of Rudy Garcia, informed of his ouster in the morning by Sébastien Larcier, the director sporty. I wish the club to remain National and maintain its professional status."

Hermach, born in Nîmes and trained at Nîmes Olympique

Born in Nîmes, trained with the Crocos with whom he played in the Gambardella Cup final in 2004, turned professional at Lens, his successor Adil Hermach, former defensive midfielder (around a hundred matches in L1 and L2, seven years in the countries du Golfe), led his first training session Monday afternoon, supported by the same staff as that of Bompard. 

Nîmes Olympique: Frédéric Bompard dismissed, Adil Hermach appointed coach to try to secure maintenance

During the session, Adil Hermach, new coach of Nîmes Olympique, spoke aside with certain players like Mexico and Picouleau, the midfielders. Midi Libre – MiKAël ANISSET

Before and after the session, Hermach spoke at length with Sébastien Larcier. During, he spoke a lot, advised and explained what he wanted to put in place, asking the Crocos, who will host Versailles on Friday April 12, to be "always in support of a partner& ;quot;, to avoid lateral passes, taking Mexico and Picouleau aside then Mbina and Doucouré.

"A Quiet Strength"

"He's a calm person, a quiet force, says Salim Fiorentino, coach of the U17 National Crocos. He learns quickly and senses things quickly." This is good, because at Nîmes Olympique, once again, there is urgency.

Sports director Sébastien Larcier and new coach Adil Hermach did not want to speak at the end of training, Monday April 8. They will do so on Wednesday during a press conference. Nîmes Olympique has changed coach but has still not officially communicated on the subject. I subscribe to read more

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