Decastel Is Shown The Door, Hervé Gauthier Takes OverBy: Houssem | October 27th, 2008
This just in : Michel Decastel has been replaced by technical director Hervé Gauthier. Seems like Moez Driss couldn’t resist the pressure from all the fans who got impatient after the two goalless draws against Beja and Monastir, and offered them his head. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a huge mistake to fire your coach days just before a tricky trip to Kasserine and the CAF Cup final. Two draws and a second position 3 points behind Espérance aren’t a catastrophe, the solution lies in making your mind about the right line-up in midfield, and reminding two certain strikers of what they’re being paid for.
Certainly the coach carries his share of responsibility in Etoile’s poor display, but the players and management also do, and it’s always sad to see a good coach get the sack after what is merely a slowdown.
A better luck to Michel Decastel in the future, finding a worthy remplacement won’t be easy.