Nantes delay for coach
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nantes will delay the arrivals of their loan signings.Nantes will put the impending loan arrivals of Jean-Jacques Pierre and Javier Portillo on hold until they are ratified by coach Serge Le Dizet.
Real Madrid have reportedly agreed to the terms of the loan for Portillo, and Haitian star Pierre is also waiting in the wings - but Les Canaris chairman Rudi Roussillon insists that nothing will be completed without Le Dizet's say so.
"We need a little time and serenity," said Roussillon.
"I don't want to impose anything on Serge Le Dizet.
"We are open to solutions. We make the proposition and it is up to Serge to choose."
Le Dizet has insisted that he is happy to leave the signings to his chairman - but does not feel the need to panic buy.
"I am the coach and not in charge of reinforcements," said Le Dizet. "I have to concentrate on my team.
"We are only a week from the end of the transfer window, but it is not a reason to hire players just to hire players."