“US Ivry handball has taken the decision to anticipate the end of the collaboration with Sébastien Quintallet. » It was in a press release on Monday that the Ile-de-France club announced the departure of his position as coach of the main team of Quintallet (45), who arrived in 2018 from Pontault-Combault. His departure was initially planned at the end of the season at the end of his contract which was therefore not to be extended. After fifteen days of the Championship, Ivry, promoted this season, is fourteenth (3 wins, 2 draws, 10 losses).
“We anticipated the end of the cycle because we are not meeting the objectives set” justifies to the Team, François Lequeux, the president of US Ivry. Two defeats and especially their magnitude have particularly counted in this decision, that in Istres on October 28 (30-20) and at the neighbor, the US Créteil, on December 21 (33-23). Against two direct competitors in the standings, Créteil is 13th, Istres 15th. “Losing against direct opponents by ten goals is something collective, the coach is not the only responsible. But it is he who unfortunately pays the price. It’s hard because we are in the affect, Sébastien is a great guy, to whom I wish to find a project which allows him to work in the long term, as he was able to do in Ivry “ continues the president, “We are not in our place, he is missing 5-6 points. Today there is a need to overturn the table. It takes a click for the players. »
Sébastien Quintallet’s successor should be announced by the end of the day. Due to the international break due to the World Championship (January 11-29 in Poland and Sweden), he will have time since the Liqui Moly Starligue will not resume until early February. On February 10, Ivry will receive Chambéry, 4th in the elite. On November 26, Ivry lost in Savoie (35-31).