Ottawa Aces Head Coach Laurent Frayssinous has confirmed he will still be at the club ahead of the 2022 season.
The Aces, who were founded by Eric Perez, the same man who founded Toronto Wolfpack, were due to enter League One in 2021, but deferred amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With the majority of players who signed up for 2021 finding new clubs, Frayssinous insisted he is still expecting to lead the Aces in 2022.
He said: “We are still in touch with Eric Perez and the football managers.
“We still meet together every Tuesday night over video, and we are planning and working for Ottawa to be in League One in 2022.”
Frayssinous was speaking after the match between Catalans Dragons the Elite League select side, who he was coaching.
He was full of praise for the way the standard of the game has increased.
He added: “There is still a difference between the likes of James Maloney and Sam Tomkins and the best Elite League players.
“The standard has definitely improved. Players like Mika Simon and Tony Gigot who played professional, are now playing at this level. Players like that is why the standard is going up in the competition.”