A new way to put pressure on Peter Bosz? After setting 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 satisfied with his team’s season. Especially in Ligue 1. If the Rhone club qualified for the knockout stages of the Europe 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 assessment places the former coach of Ajax Amsterdam in a very uncomfortable position. “Normally, I would have been fired in relation to the results, being 13th in a club which wants to play for the Champions League, honestly”, he also entrusted to Progress.
And if the Lyon leaders, Jean-Michel Aulas in the lead, have maintained their confidence in him, the threat of a dismissal hangs over his head and he has been given until the end of February to raise 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’m thinking about it,” he admitted to Jacques Vendroux’s microphone on Europe 1. And it’s not the first time he’s thought of the 1998 world champion, currently coach 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 felt that ability in him. Things didn’t happen. But do you ever know?” Added Jean-Michel Aulas, who had already thought of him when Sylinho was dismissed in October 2019 before finally opting for Rudi Garcia on the advice of Juninho.
One thing is certain, Peter Bosz’s future hangs by a thread in the Rhône. “Peter Bosz is strong. 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 slipped. And a hasty departure could open the door wide to an arrival from Laurent Blanc.