Boudjellal contemplates selling Toulon

7:12 AM GMT

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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