The MHR, bottom of the Top 14 after seven days of the Top 14, formalized this Sunday the arrival of the former president of the FFR as “director of rugby”. Bernard Laporte arrives at the bedside of the Montpellier club, red lantern in Top 14, as director of rugby in place of Philippe Saint-André. And things suddenly accelerated for the MHR. The fate of the Englishman Richard Cockerill, manager since the start of the season but at odds with the other members of his staff, remained unresolved.
But, according to information from Canal, the Hérault staff will be profoundly reshuffled since Patrice Collazo, Vincent Etcheto and Christian Labit should also join the French champion club in 2022. With, this was planned, Antoine Battut, who will take care of the sector of the key. The regional daily newspapers Sud Ouest and Midi Libre confirm the arrivals of its three technicians in Hérault.
Collazo (49), former manager of La Rochelle and Toulon, was sacked on Monday by Brive, after taking charge of CAB last December. Vincent Etcheto (54 years old) should take care of the Montpellier rear, in place of Jean-Baptiste Elissalde. Having passed through Bordeaux-Bègles and Bayonne in particular, Etcheto was without a contract since his departure from Soyaux-Angoulême (Pro D2) at the end of last season.
Christian Labit (52), for his part, had left Carcassonne (Pro D2) at the end of last year due to relegation. The former international number 8 had spent six seasons at the head of the Aude club. Antoine Battut (39 years old) left Aviron Bayonnais last season, after being sentenced to six months suspended prison sentence and a fine of 3,000 euros for hitting a nurse in a clinic in Biarritz in August 2022 .
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