The Valenciennes club (Ligue 2) has just passed under English ownership. With the hope of finding the regional rivals in the elite.
It’s enough. The Valenciennes club has not tasted Ligue 1 since 2013-2014. After a decade of wandering the bottom half of the table, real hope may have returned for the northern club.
The VAFC has just passed under the English flag. Sport Republic, sports investment fund and already owner of Southampton (Championship), took control of the club held by Eddy Zdziech since the descent nine years ago.
DNCG: STATEMENT OF DECISION OF JULY 25, 2023: VALENCIENNES FC
Lifting of the framework measure taken with regard to the club by the DNCG following the change of majority shareholder pic.twitter.com/pp9m5FqUJ5
— Valenciennes FC 🦢 (@VAFC) July 25, 2023
Rasmus Ankersen, CEO and co-founder of Sport Republic, said he was delighted to ” get to work now and implement our strategies to realize the full potential of the club.”in a statement released on Tuesday.
Valenciennes supporters are hoping for real ambitions to find neighbors Lensois and Lille in Ligue 1.
In the meantime, the announcement of the change of boss convinced the DNCG to lift the framework measure.