Present at a press conference this Thursday in Marcoussis, Thibault Giroud was questioned about his recent withdrawal from Racing 92club he was to join at the end of his contract with the Blues, just after the 2023 World Cup in France.
“It’s just a matter of working method and expertise”
“I don’t have much to tell you about this episode, observes the interested party. The club and I made a press release. I signed up several months ago with Racing. Mr Lancaster has arrived to take over the club as head coach (head coach). After many exchanges, it turned out that we were not at all on the same methodology, that it was a bit complicated to be able to move forward together. Well, there were no other worries or human problems, it’s just a concern for the working method and expertise. So we preferred to stop there and move on. »
The current performance director of the fifteen of France, in full preparation for the Autumn Cup of Nations, had recorded his arrival in the Ile-de-France staff several months ago. But that was long before the former England manager Stuart Lancaster is chosen as director of rugby next season. And a fortnight ago, this collaboration ended before it even started.
“Racing 92 and Thibault Giroud have decided to put an end to their future collaboration project”said the press release posted by the club.