The president of Le Havre, Vincent Volpe, announced on Monday important and immediate changes to the level of the sports organization of the Norman club. Thus, Jean-Michel Roussier, who notably worked for ASNL and Olympique de Marseille, now becomes the new president of the HAC. He will be surrounded by the former French midfielder, Mathieu Bodmer who will occupy the position of Director of Sports Operations and who will be responsible for the Men’s and Women’s Pro Section as well as the Training Center. Mohamed El Kharraze who was Recruiter and Deputy Sports Director of the club will be in charge of recruitment actions, in collaboration with Bodmer. The Le Havre president also announced the appointment of Lukas Elsner as the new coach of Le Havre. The 39-year-old Slovenian has notably passed through Amiens and more recently through Standard de Liège. Journalist Julien Momont will also join the Le Havre staff as a video analyst.
“Although these changes are significant and after a long period of consideration, I am convinced that it is only through change that we will potentially see significantly different sporting results. Over the past seven years, the club has grown thanks to its investments in infrastructure, the training center, women’s sports, the improvement of social welfare, respect for the environment and rigorous management. Our original objective has never changed, what we have left to do is to propel our professional men’s team into Ligue 1.”said Vincent Volpe during this announcement.