Lyon killed Laurent Blanc


Laurent Blancformer French coach and former PSG coach, was fired as coach of Olympique Lyonnais (OL), which he has managed for almost a year, due to poor results and Jean-François Vulliez, Blanc’s assistant, will temporarily replace the team, according to ‘L’Équipe’.

Blanc, 57 years old and a legendary French center back (world champion in 1998 and European champion in 2000), has been sidelined since the 1-4 defeat at home on September 3 against PSG, which plunged the Lyon club into bottom. red parol when four days of kuga are played,

The coach, who has a contract until June 2024, also had a conflict with the new owner of OL, the American investor John Textor – who replaced the legendary Jean-Michel Aulas -, on behalf of the team’s reinforcements, in the context of savings. salary and transfers.

‘L’Équipe’ reports that Vulliez, from Blanc’s technical team and former director of the OL youth team, will have as assistants former Brazilian player Sonny Anderson (current presidential advisor) and Jérémie Bréchet, coach of under-19s.

It is rumored that the Italian Gennaro Gattuso (formerly of Valencia) could be the definitive solution for OL, at least until the end of this season, where the club – one of the most successful in France – does not play in Europe.

Blanc, signed in October 2022, barely managed the Rhône club for 37 games (18 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses). His return to the bench has been widely reported since leaving PSG in June 2016 he only managed Al-Rayyan SC in Qatar for less than a year and a half (December 2020-February 2022).

The former defender (former Barcelona and Inter player, among other clubs) has had a career as a coach from more to less. He began coaching Girondins de Bordeaux in 2007, where he won the 2009 French championship; He managed France for two years (until he was dismissed after losing in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Euro Cup against Spain); and he coached PSG for three award-winning seasons (2013-2016), with league and cup titles, and placed the Parisian club in the European elite (three Champions League quarterfinals).

Source: La Verdad


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