Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch has blamed the team’s meltdown on the players and said he had been”affected” by the mindset of Tony Gigot.
In an interview with Perpignan paper L’Independant, Guasch stated the group’s recent form, which contained home beats by duo London Broncos and Hull KR has devastated him.
The Dragons began the year on their 2018 Challenge Cup victory and sat in third place however they’ll end outside the top five after winning only three of their last 11 matches.
Guasch reported the results revealed that the team’s reliance on Michael McIlorum and Wigan duo Sam Tomkins, who were suspended from a conflict with Warrington in the fall-out, also accused of being a disruptive influence others.
He also pointed the finger in”six or seven players at the conclusion of the contract” and”seven or six problems with players who do not accept being told that they will not be with us next year”.
One of the departures that are likely is France international Tony Gigot, that rejected the offer following Guasch lost his patience with this 34, of a deal, which is off the table.
“We gave him all of the cards this year. I am really affected by his attitude,” Guasch said. “Tony Gigot doesn’t listen to the proper individuals. Sooner or later, you have to be serious and I’m.”
Guasch voiced his optimism at Steve McNamara, who joined the club on a bargain .
Asked when the coach’s position was at risk, Guasch explained:”No. We will extend his contract in the coming weeks of one or two years longer.
“I can’t overstate what Steve McNamara attracted to the team, saving us (from relegation) from the Million Pound Game at 2017, winning the Cup in 2018 and this year we were next in June.
“I’m none of those people who say,’When we play a good match, the players are extremely good and when we lose and we’re poor, the trainer is’ bad’.
“We’ll learn from the excellent lessons to create 2020 a significant year.”
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