The new director of rugby at Stade Français, Laurent Labit, wants to “win titles”, as he explained this Tuesday, a few days after the resumption of the Top 14. “My mission is to set up an innovative and efficient so that the club can continue to exist at this level and above all win titles,” assured the former defense coach of the XV of France at a press conference.
“Stade Français is a historic, legendary club, which is one of the best teams in this country,” added Labit. We have to play all the competitions. We want to be able, every year, to win titles. With humility, we must have ambitious objectives when we are in Paris [...] We know that there is competition. Some teams are ahead of us but we will work to make up for this delay.
Labit (55 years old) was until then coach of the attack of the XV of France, eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Cup by South Africa (29-28), future winner of the competition for the fourth time Of the history. Former coach of Montauban (2004-2009), Castres (2009-2013) or Racing 92 (2013-2019), the former full-back was notably champion of France (2013, 2016) and twice finalist of the Coupe d Europe (2016, 2018).
Labit, who arrives at Stade Français with former Blues sideline coach Karim Ghezal, begins his career in Paris on Saturday during the 5th day of the Top 14, in front of Castres at the Jean-Bouin stadium.