Laurent Blanc was appointed this Sunday, October 9, as coach of Olympique Lyonnais. “He is capable of facing the challenge without any problem,” his former France teammate, Bixente Lizarazu, reacted on franceinfo.
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“He is able to face the challenge without problem.“, estimated Bixente Lizarazu, the football consultant for France info, world champion in 1998, on the appointment this Sunday, October 9, of Laurent Blanc, 56, as the new coach of Olympique Lyonnais. Six years after his departure from PSG, returns to Ligue 1 and succeeds Peter Bosz, fired after a run of five games without a win in the League.
OL are in great difficulty and must be revived. “What he must bring to Lyon is confidence. It’s a team that has talented players but doesn’t show it on the pitch, so management and tactics work.“, analyze Bixente Lizarazu.
“He can bring his experience as a coach, his vision of football, his style, with a possession game in particular.”Bixente Lizarazu, football consultant for France Info
Laurent Blanc has not trained in Ligue 1 since he left PSG in 2016.”It was time for him to return to the French championship. He has two careers that seemed remarkable to me, at Bordeaux and at PSG. At PSG when we look at the career of the different coaches who followed him, he is one of the ones who has had the best performances.Bixente Lizarazu said, before continuing, He has pretty clear ideas about football and the football he loves.“
Laurent Blanc comes from a long period of inactivity and a failed stage in Qatar, at the Al Rayyan club that thanked him last February after 18 months without a title. His return to Ligue 1 will be carefully structured. He is still one of the best coaches in the history of the tricolor championship. In just six seasons, three at Bordeaux (2007-2010) and as many at PSG (2013-2016), he won four league titles, including three in the capital. Laurent Blanc has also offered PSG a game identity, based on offense and possession of the ball.