Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal is mulling over to sell the club at the end of the season “to live another life”.
Boudjellal, who has been involved with the three-time European Champions for 10 years, believes this might be his last year with the Top 14 club.
The 56-year-old, who made his riches from comic book publishing, said the club has put a dent in his fortune.
“There is a strong chance that this will be my last year,” Boudjellal said.
“I do not have a huge fortune but it’s reasonable. I am much depleted by the club and I don’t know if many presidents do this.
“And after a while it weighs on my life. There are lots of things that make me wonder why I take hits every week from guys who have not done a hundredth of what I’ve done for 10 years. It will be complicated for me to continue longer. I want to live another life.”
The businessman often known for his candid nature, on Monday also confirmed the appointment of Mike Ford to the coaching staff.
“Mike Ford comes to the club. Steve Meehan’s still at the club. Mike Ford will take care of the backs. Diego Dominguez is obviously the boss. It is a collective work. Steve Meehan will concentrate on video and skills.”