Laurent Blanc is the new coach of Lyon to replace Peter Bosz

Laurent Blanc, the great comeback. Olympique Lyonnais announced in a press release on Sunday night the addition of the former coach of Girondins de Bordeaux, the French national team and Paris Saint-Germain as the new coach of his team after his poor start to the season and his streak of five games. . without winning Six years after leaving PSG, Blanc will find a bench in Ligue 1, a championship he won four times with FCGB and PSG.

For OL and the 1998 world champion, this much-heralded union is finally coming true. He has signed for two seasons, including this one, until June 30, 2024. According to L’Equipe, his new assistant, Franck Passi, will accompany him on his adventure through the Rhône.

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Bosz suspended as a precaution

The arrival of Laurent Blanc also marks the end of Peter Bosz’s adventure. The OL has announced that it has provisionally dismissed its Dutch coach and his assistants. A more legal process than anything else, the time to seek an agreement to get out of it. In any case, Lyon will go to the box.

Given the disappointing results obtained during the start of the season, which remain well below expectations and the goals set, Olympique Lyonnais reports the protective dismissal of Peter Bosz, as coach of the professional team, as well as Rob Maas , assistant coach, and Terry Peters, physical trainer“, OL specified in his text. More than ever weakened after the draw against Toulouse (1-1), and the statements of Alexandre Lacazette, the former Ajax coach was more of a living dead than anything else on OL’s side. he lasted fifteen months at the head of the OL institution.

Textor participated in White’s decision

I informed him of the OL to également précisé that John textor, who will become the prochain actionnaire majoritaire de Lyon from 21 october prochain (the procédure d’achat a été repoussée de quelques semaines), avait pris part à la réflexion et à the decision.

An internal reflection was carried out to find the necessary levers to allow the team to start again on solid foundations to be in line with OL’s ambitions this season. (…) This decision was taken unanimously by the entire institution to give Olympique Lyonnais a very ambitious dimension for the future, both on the French and continental stage.“said the club.

Free of any commitment since leaving Qatar and Al-Rayyan in February 2022, a fifteen-month experience ultimately unfinished, Blanc has several challenges ahead of him. First, to straighten out an OL in the midst of a crisis and whose squad has been poorly constructed, then to show that he has not lost his hand in a championship that he knows by heart. The president is back.

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