‘They don’t respect French football’ – INEOS criticised by former France international Jérôme Rothen – Get French Football News

OGC Nice remain in a strange position since their owners INEOS bought a minority share in Manchester United, as the French club had been at the forefront of the chemical company’s footballing project. 

When INEOS first purchased Nice there was talk of the club becoming rivals of Paris Saint-Germain, and the investment that poured into the team spoke of an ambitious project that wanted to challenge at least for the Champions League positions. However, since taking over sporting control of the former Premier League champions there has been an accusation that INEOS have stepped away from their responsibilities in France. 

There are worrying signs with manager Francesco Farioli looking likely to leave after only a season at the club, while the sporting director Florent Ghisolfi has claimed that the ambitious project he was sold eighteen months ago is nowhere to be seen

Jérôme Rothen has hit out at INEOS on his radio programme Rothen s’enflamme over what he believes to be a lack of respect for the competition. “It drives me crazy because I think they’re the owners there so we have to respect them because they put in the money, but they don’t respect French football – and they respect clubs like Nice even less.

Rothen continued to say, “Between not putting in the billions you promised and just putting in a few million, there is no problem but you can at least commit to the long term, create stability because that is the path to success in football. The more stable you are, the more chance the team has of progressing […] but everything is up for sale!

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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