Gauthier Ganaye could be the future president of the OGC Nice. – Select Cosgrove / SIPA

  • Gauthier Ganaye was Legal Director from 2013 to 2017 and then Secretary General of RC Lens (L2) before joining Barnsley.
  • Barnsley FC are playing in League One this season (D3).
  • Its principal shareholders are Chien Lee and Paul Conway, two of the four shareholders of OGC Nice.

Skip the resignation and ask for time: who replaces Jean-Pierre Rivère? The Frenchman Gauthier Ganaye (31 years) should be the future president of the
OGC Nice, according to various French media.

He currently runs the Barnsley Club in the 3rd Division of England, whose main shareholders are the Riviera Club. So walk, Nice-Matin and the team Sunday announced the arrival of the next president on 31 January, the closure of the transfer window to follow Jean-Pierre Rivère, who on Friday together with his sports director Julien Fournier his resignation because of "deviations" with the Chinese and American majority shareholders. But nobody in the club confirmed the information on Sunday morning.

Barnsley FC are developing this season in League One

Gauthier Ganaye was Legal Director from 2013 to 2017 and then Secretary General of RC Lens (L2) before joining Barnsley, where he was the youngest president of an English club, as well as the first Frenchman to do so. Barnsley FC are playing in League One (D3) this season and the majority owners are Chien Lee and Paul Conway, two of OGC Nice's four shareholders.

In the Sunday edition of Nice-MatinPaul Conway declined to comment on Ganaye's arrival, but said the shareholders had "a long-term strategy, we stay here." He also announced rookies in the transfer window. "We want to strengthen the club this winter (…), but we need a balanced budget," said Conway.

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