Shocked by the news that president Jerome de Bontin (pictured) is soon to leave his post a president of Monaco, the club is in something of a state of crisis. Less than five years ago, les Monegasques were competing in the Champions League final, however, now they face an ignominious relegation to Ligue 2.
Should their current form continue, Monaco are in grave danger of finishing in the bottom three as they are presently only just treading water about the red zone at present. Indeed, projections suggest that if every side maintained their current form, Monaco would be edged down to the second flight of French football.
Jean-Louis Campora, who was president of les Monegasques for 28 years from 1975 until 2003, has indicated that he could be willing to take over the club once again but has more urgently stated that a change needs to be made as quickly as possible in order to prevent what he perceives to be a time-bomb going off.
"The situation is critical," he announced to France Football. "Monaco are only three points above the drop zone and play seven of their last 12 matches away from home. If new leaders are ready to take their place, then they should take their mark or else it will soon be too late."
Campora presided over one of Monaco’s most successful periods as the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Juergen Klinsmann and Vicenzo Scifo all joined during his presidency. "I’m available," he concluded, leaving the door open for an approach from the club.
Robin Bairner, Goal.com