A new way to put pressure on Peter Bosz? After having fixed an ultimatum to the Dutch coach, Jean-Michel Aulas indicated, in an interview with Europe 1, that Laurent Blanc was one of the candidates likely to succeed the Dutch coach at the head of Olympique Lyonnais.
The Lyon president is far from being satisfied with the season for his team. Especially in Ligue 1. If the Rhone club qualified for the knockout stages of the European League, OL only occupy 11th place in the standings, 22 points behind PSG. Very far from the objectives set when Peter Bosz arrived last summer. This record puts the former Ajax Amsterdam coach in a very uncomfortable position. “Normally, I would have been fired from the results, being 13th in a club that wants to play for the Champions League, honestly,” he also told Progress.
And if the Lyon leaders, Jean-Michel Aulas in the lead, maintained their confidence in him, the threat of a dismissal hangs over his head and he was set until the end of February to redress the bar. In the meantime, the Lyon boss would have already started looking for a successor and would have ticked the name of Laurent Blanc. “I think about it”, he confessed at the microphone of Jacques Vendroux on Europe 1. And this is not the first time that he thinks of the 1998 world champion, currently trainer at Al-Rayyan in Qatar.
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“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 did not happen. But do we ever know? ”Added Jean-Michel Aulas, who had already thought of him at the time of Sylinho’s dismissal in October 2019 before finally opting for Rudi Garcia on the advice of Juninho.
One thing is certain, the future of Peter Bosz hangs by a thread in the Rhône. “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 will not be stupid, ”he said. And a hasty departure could open the door wide to the arrival of Laurent Blanc.