Mourad Boudjellal is contemplating selling his club Toulon saying he wants “to live another life”.
Boudjellal, who has also confirmed the appointment of Mike Ford to their coaching staff, has a 10-year association with the three-time European champions but it appears he is open to offers with a view to potentially selling at the end of the season.
“There is a strong chance that this will be my last year,” Boudjellal said on AFP. “I do not have a huge fortune but it’s reasonable.
“I am much depleted by the club and I don’t know if many presidents do this.
“And after a while it weighs on my life. There are lots of things that make me wonder why I take hits every week from guys who have not done a hundredth of what I’ve done for 10 years.
“It will be complicated for me to continue longer. I want to live another life.”
Boudjellal was talking soon after Toulon edged past Clermont Auvergne 23-21 at Stade Felix Mayol. He also moved to confirm the appointment of ex-Bath coach Ford who will work under Diego Dominguez.
“Clermont are a fine team while Toulon, at the moment, we are Monsieur Bricolage [a popular French term for a handyman],” Boudjellal said. “We are left with guys not in the right positions. So to tinker, I brought in a new handyman.
“Mike Ford comes to the club. Steve Meehan’s still at the club. Mike Ford will take care of the backs. Diego Dominguez is obviously the boss. It is a collective work. Steve Meehan will concentrate on video and skills.”
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