Re: Gloucester appoint new Head Coach
Altrad's bid has dragged on, initially he wanted controlling interest, then it was suggested 45% and since then various reports have mentioned 25 and 35%......as Unions and EPCR ponder the bid.
One thing for sure is that Altrad intends to enter Rugby. He's a very astute billionaire very sharp businessman. He's also sponsored the french jersey for 1.5m for just 6 games, ... (peanuts for his Co advertising
He bought out the Montpelier Sports centre and Montpelier Club and Jake White (he tookover from Galthié who was sacked and the issue went to Tribunal) leaves this Season and is replaced by Cotter and a new Coaching outfit.
There's been various rugby business positioning in France pursuing the burgeoning Asian market and also with a target on Japan and the World Cup.
Can't really see where Altrad is going to position his Businessss.. he made his vast fortune on scafhoilding and business materials but it it a very widespread international concern.