What is the concrete blame at the moment in the Charleroi club?
Why does SA Sporting du Pays de Charleroi own the stadium for only 18% and the company Mehdi Bayat up to 82%?
“First, the sporting administration that has been in effect since January 2022. We are seeing more and more in Charleroi an excellent success of selling people who leave the club well and really replacing them with few means. about 70 million euros. We wonder about analyzing the investments made. There are questions we ask ourselves, because we don’t find that balance in the investments we’re told. For example, 2.5 million euros per year for a youth school. We would like to know more concretely. And when you see this very profitable balance and there are frequent requests to balance the accounts, it raises questions. While these accounts are themselves the beneficiaries. The second reason, which crystallized our position recently, is the financial package for the new Sporting stadium. Why does SA Sporting du Pays de Charleroi own the stadium for only 18% and the company Mehdi Bayat up to 82%. Behind this rhetoric that was transparent from the start, we saw that two years ago, we were much less.
Are you wondering where the money that went into the coffers of Sporting de Charleroi goes?
“Yes, of course. 24 hours before the match, we put twelve questions on our Facebook page. Questions we’ve already asked several times within the administration that remain a dead letter. However, all we want is clear and public answers to the questions we have that we believe are completely legitimate. Obviously, we do not have a clear answer to these questions.. “
Is there a real problem of transparency on Charleroi’s part?
“For us, yes. There is transparency about financial success and financial prospects announced by management. But there is also and above all from a sporting point of view a much more necessary expectation. We’ve had a lot of coaches who have been excellent people who adapt the means given to work and succeed in sport. we had MatsuAnd the Bel HusseinAnd the still. We always have the impression that it’s always fair to have a sure forward, and it’s always fair to double down on certain important positions, like right and left side this year. There really is this aspect of the reaction and delayed reaction strategy that is more and more of a burden rather than having a more predictable strategy. We do not ask to spend without reason, but this balance, that there is already between financial flows leaving Charleroi and flows in, raises questions for us in terms of mathematical embodiment and financial transparency. “
In addition to the transparency problem, is there also a communication problem?
“Yes, it is clear that the dialogue with the administration has cooled down since January 2022 for these reasons. And then, along with all of that, there’s the daily life that will inevitably come into play. When you dance at Seraeng in the middle of the week this Tuesday, in our travel conditions and in view of athletic performance beyond simple word defeat, inevitably, consider telling yourself that if we had expected more, if we had more sporting resources available, we wouldn’t be there.. “
Results do not help either?
“Actually no. We are still Charleroi supporters, passionate supporters. We are also in a state of defeat when we feel like we have ripped ourselves off the field. This was the case against Standard this year for example. But shows like those in Bruges or something like that in Seraing, all in less than a month, at some point we’re just not there to applaud and not wonder what we’re seeing. This is our budget philosophy and it will always be so.