Catalans French coach re-commits to club

Laurent Frayssinous

Although his start to the season as coach was not the best, the recent resurgence shown by the Catalan Dragons side has been enough to convince the head honchos that Laurent Frayssinous is the man for the job moving forward.

Frayssinous, 37, who was appointed at the end of the 2012 season, has re-invigorated his players and welcomed them back from injury, winning 8 of their past 11 games.

The new 2-year deal is a sign of faith in the French coach and former player and for the man himself, he is pleased to have the opportunity to continue testing himself as a coach.

“I’m delighted to have extended my stay with the club and honoured to have the support and the confidence of the board,” said Frayssinous.

“I’m really looking forward to growing and developing the club, which is going in the right direction.

“We have some very exciting prospects in the squad and the launch of our academy team is an excellent opportunity for our junior products who are coming through, and I’m excited to work with them in the next two seasons.”

Support is crucial for a coach and ask Catalans Chairman Bernard Gausch and you will find that they have complete faith in Frayssinous moving forward.

“I’m really happy to keep Laurent at the club for the next two seasons,” said Gausch.

“He always had our support during the last two seasons and with the experience he gained, I’m sure he will continue to build and develop the team.”

Additionally, the club have retained the services of Sebastien Raguin as football manager.

Raguin, who is a former Catalans player and also a French international, is pleased to be staying.

“I’m delighted to stay here and I would like to thank the club for their support,” Raguin said.

“I’m now looking forward to continue helping the club to develop and improve.”

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