Michaël Guigou in the direction of Nîmes

Michael Guigou, while France-Japan on January 13, 2017. - LOIC VENANCE / AFP
  • Michaël Guigou will head to Nîmes at the age of 37 after 20 years in Montpellier.

  • The club did not want to expand the one who has reached the highest rank. The left winger wanted to play until the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

  • Michaël Guigou currently participates in the World Cup in Germany with the French team, where he was named captain by coach Didier Dinart.

It is a story of the MHB disappearing with his departure. Michaël Guigou, the most famous player of Montpellier, will leave the club at the end of the season. According to our information, he would have agreed with Nîmes. Nantes was also a candidate for his coming. At the age of 37, the player who is able to play games with ingenious shots, found with his club forever no common ground. He arrived there in 1999 after completing his apprenticeship with Apt and Avignon.

The left winger of the French national team wanted to play until the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. However, his contract ends at the end of the season and the MHB did not intend to extend it. "Today's situation is not what was planned, and Michaël had to end his career at the end of the season and return to the MHB Academy as a coach, with a three-year contract reminiscent of Patrice Canayer before the start of the world at L & # 39; Equipe, So do not swap the roles. We have met our obligations conscientiously. We are always on this line. Enlargement is not relevant at the moment. "

Two league champions, 34 domestic titles, nine gold medals

Guigou knew everything in Montpellier. Throughout his career, he has rejected the offers of prestigious clubs, which sometimes have much higher salaries than MHB. He won two league titles and 34 national titles (ten leagues in France, eleven French cups, ten league cups, three champions trophies). In addition, there are two Olympic titles, four gold medals at the World Championships and three European Championships with the France team.

Guigou is currently participating in the World Championships in Germany. "As long as it works, I'll play, explained Didier Dinart on the website of the National Handball League on May 21, 208, I find him more radiant than ever, stable in his playing, always relevant to everything he does. Honestly, how could you rob yourself of such a player? From word and deed he entrusted him after the injury of Cédric Sorhaindo also with the armband in Germany. This armband Patrice Canayer took off in Montpellier at the start of the season to entrust Valentin Porte.

Fan Petition

On the initiative of a supporter, a petition was launched to stay in the Herault, which was named the best left winger of the Star League eleven times (last season again). She has collected more than 1,500 signatures. But not enough to influence the position of Montpellier. The club did not want to talk about this issue before the re-entry press conference on Monday.