He will not have waited until the end of the season, as initially planned. Mourad Boudjellal is now yielding his position as president of the Toulon rugby club, the RCT. His resignation was announced on Thursday February 13 through a press release.
The one who led the RCT for 14 years is replaced at the head of the club by Bernard Lemaître, who had become the majority shareholder since December 3 and who took almost total control (99%).
The businessman, who made his fortune in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, "Proceeded to acquire the shares of Rugby Club Toulonnais still held by Mourad Boudjellal", said the club, which currently occupies 5th place in the French championship, the Top 14.
To lead and manage the club with four titles of champions of France and three titles of European champions, "Bernard Lemaître will rely on Frédéric Bir", one of his trusted associates, who already held the position of associate managing director within his holding company Financière de la Seigneurie, said the press release.
If he will keep "An administrator position" At the RCT, Mr. Boudjellal today has other non-rugby projects in mind in football: he officially posed as a candidate, since January 13, for the takeover of the main local football club, Sporting Toulon , which plays in the National Championship (3rd division).