It was unexpected. It therefore took a season cut by ten days, a ranking calculated by the number of points per match and the victory of Paris in the two national cups to see the Stade de Reims return to the European Cup, almost 60 years old. after his last participation (C1 in 1962-1963). Sixth in Ligue 1, the Champenois will have, as often in recent years, taken advantage of their excellent results against the cadors (victory in Paris, Marseille or Rennes) to adorn themselves with the outfit of a surprise guest in the second qualifying round of the League Europa. The fruit of long-term work by President Jean-Pierre Caillot on the restructuring of an entire club since his arrival in 2004, of an ultra-rigorous tactical implementation of its trainer David Guion, and of a recruitment unit which has multiplied the good moves lately, betting on players from Northern and Eastern Europe totally unknown in France.
“57 years of waiting! The Stade de Reims returns to Europe! What happiness, rejoices the mayor of Reims Arnaud Robinet to Le Figaro. It’s a great reward after a wonderful season. A great club never dies. Reims is proud of its club and the whole city will be behind its team for its return to the European chessboard. ” At the Auguste Delaune stadium in Reims, before entering the lawn, the players pass under an awning marked “Football institution”. It must be said that in champagne, football has (…) Read more on sport24.com