Since the arrival of Joseph Oughourlian at the head of RC Lensthe club lensois regained both sporting and financial stability. Yet the Racing started from afar with a place in Ligue 2 and a delicate financial situation.
Arnaud Pouillethe director general of the RCL, returns to this substantive work which notably went through a PSE (employment safeguard plan) in the columns of Challenges: “ The goal was to save the club in Ligue 2 because it was going wrong. There was a succession of defeats, pitch invasions and a loan taken out for Euro 2016 to be repaid. It’s simple, there was no organization chart. »
Arnaud Pouille contributed to the revival lensois inspired by other elite clubs: ” The stability of Montpellier, in Angers the leadership of executive players or in Reims the choice of post-training players. says the artesian leader. The latter wishes to keep a guideline: respect the history of the club lensois while refusing to fall into the excesses of modern football: ” We are a training club, but we don’t want ultra trading. We don’t buy 19-year-old kids to resell. Our DNA is that of the Compagnie des mines. »