There is no fire in the Rhone house yet, not yet. But Jean-Michel Aulas lit a new fuse this Thursday. During an interview with Jacques Vendroux for Europe 1, broadcast from this Friday, the Lyon president spoke about his future and the current situation of the club, seven-time champion of France.
The hypothesis of a change at the head of the sportsman returns more and more to the side of Groupama Stadium. Asked about the possibility of a future collaboration with Laurent Blanc, the president of Les Gones did not hide his desire to work with the former coach of the Blues in the future.
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« Yes, I think about it. At the time, I was in solidarity with Juninho. He is a boy who has incomparable experience. I had seen him for a long time in Russia during the World Cup. I had felt this capacity in him. Things didn’t happen. But do you ever know?“In 2019, the name of the former coach of the Blues came back into the discussions to succeed Sylvinho. Before Rudi Garcia won the bet.
February ultimatum for Bosz
Eleventh, eleven points from the podium, Peter Bosz’s OL are having a complicated season, far from the expected rebound after a still delicate final exercise. Before the winter break, « JMA » had nevertheless wanted to allay concerns about the club’s results, by confirming its Dutch technician « at least until February« . A position that President Aulas wanted to reaffirm.
« Peter Bosz, it’s tough. But there is no result to match. We said ‘we continue until the end of February to see what happens but in my mind, we are not going to put ourselves in danger. […] We won’t be fools.“Let it be said, the former manager of Ajax Amsterdam and Bayer Leverkusen is placed on an ejection seat. And the latest outings of Jean-Michel Aulas are hardly the most reassuring for the Batavian.
I won’t leave without bringing a European Cup back to Lyon
As he turns 73 on March 22, President Aulas also spoke about his future. The decision maker again recalled that he linked his future to that of a success for his troops in the European Cup. « I don’t feel like an old schnock, not at all. I take lots of initiatives, the mechanics work, the dynamism is still there. I will not leave without having brought a European Cup to Lyon. Even in the storm, we make sure to find the ingredients to continue investing in the medium term and get to where we need to go.. »
Still in the race in the Europa League after a perfect course in the group stage, OL and Peter Bosz must now straighten their heads in the league. At the risk of having to turn everything upside down, once again.
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