Red lantern of Ligue 1 with only 15 points on the clock, Nîmes Olympique has decided to lay off its coach, Jérôme Arpinon, this Friday, February 5. In a press release, the club indicates that it “proceeded today to the dismissal on a conservatory basis of Mr. Jérôme Arpinon. Mr. Pascal Plancque will act as coach of the first team during this period.” The Nîmes are 4 points behind the first non-relegation team, with one more game to play.
The victory at the Vélodrome on January 16, which corresponded to the start of OM’s deeper crisis, was not enough. The only victory in the last 11 matches did not save the coach, Jerome Arpinon. At 42, the former deputy of Bernard Blanquart, who succeeded him on the Nîmes bench in June 2020, will not have lived a single full season. The Covid-19 pandemic and the shutdown of last season had cut its first year short, and this time, it was the results that put it at risk.
In turn, the technician undergoes what his predecessor had experienced. Indeed, the Nîmes leaders have decided to replace him with his current assistant, Pascal Planque, arrived at the start of the season after leading the Chamois Niortais.