The body therefore lined up “behind the opinion of the CNOSF, which had estimated on Monday that the decision taken by the DNCG of appeal to demote Bordeaux to National 1 was “excessive” in view of the evolution and the improving his record. Bordeaux’s financial debt has fallen from 53 million euros to 13.5 million, player sales are guaranteed and the budget for the 2022/2023 season is assured.
The Girondins would not have survived in N1 for lack of sufficient revenue and would have headed for bankruptcy and then compulsory liquidation. 250 jobs (including players’ fixed-term contracts) would have been eliminated. But the two DNCGs, from the League and then from the Federation, forced the owner Gérard Lopez as well as the creditors Fortress and King Street to major efforts.