The political world has started to get involved in the recent match-fixing case of Nimes Olympique as the Languedoc club begins to re-organise following the resignation of its President Jean-Marc Conrad yesterday.
The mayor of Nimes, Jean-Paul Fournier, has an appointment on Monday the 8th December with Frederic Thiriez, President of the Professional Football League, to plead the club’s case, who remain under the threat of serious sanctions should the accusations of match-fixing in several games last season prove to be true.
Following Conrad’s resignation, Fournier said today in a press conference that himself and lead remaining shareholder Rani Assaf (who has a 48% share in Les crocodiles) would be meeting on 27th November to appoint a new President.
“I met Mr. Assaf on Friday. He assured me he would continue to help the club. This is crucial, as he’s brought the biggest investment in the club” said Fournier, who has held the title of the mayor of Nimes since 2001. “We are determined to save our iconic club”, he added.