Jono Gibbes’ departure formalised, the Clermont club are seeking Christophe Urios’ deal to replace him in a week when the players travel to South Africa to prepare for the clash against the Stormers.
Jono Gibbes dismissed this Monday morning and the Clermont club gave themselves until the end of the week to find his replacement, although the fate of the New Zealander seemed to be sealed for several days. According to information from Olympics at noon, ASMCA had investigated at least two technicians to take his place: Argentine Mario Ledesma, a former club hooker, and Christophe Urios, who has just been dismissed from his position at UBB. Ledesma would have refused the offer, and Urios was in contact with the management of Clermont at the end of the week. Initially, the Auvergne managers wanted to give themselves time to think, especially because the two technicians who approached the position did not want to come during the season.
Transfers – Jono Gibbes is no longer manager of Clermont
The home defeat against Leicester (28 – 44) will have triggered everything and been the trigger. As of Sunday, Clermont announced the departure of Gibbes with immediate effect, who was under contract until June 2024. It remains to convince Urios to get very quickly to the foot of the Puy de Dôme. The former manager of UBB or Castres would land alone for a six-month firefighting mission and could then choose his assistants for the following season.
At the same time, the players were informed this Monday at 7:30 of Jono Gibbes’ departure. An end to the collaboration that follows Xavier Sadouny’s, a fortnight ago. The group will depart in the late afternoon to play the final day of the regular Champions Cup stage against the Stormers in Cape Town, South Africa. Planned in the delegation, president Jean-Michel Guillon could stay in Auvergne to deal with the crisis and the appointment of the new manager.