After five games without a win, including four defeats, OL suspended Dutch national coach Peter Bosz on Sunday.
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OL was looking for a new boss. The Rhone club announced the departure of Peter Bosz on Sunday, October 9, 2022, as he already appointed his successor, in the person of Laurent Blanc, who has signed on for two years. The Dutch coach, who was fired as a precaution, is experiencing a mixed start to the season. OL is held in check at home by Toulouse on Friday night and loses momentum. If the Lyonnais are ninth in the championship, three points away from the European places, they are mostly left on a run of five games without a win, including four defeats.
Club press release
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Laurent Blanc has signed up until June 2024 and arrives with Franck Passi, former OM coach, as assistant and Philippe Lambert as physical trainer. “The three men will work with the personnel already present.”specifies the press release, which is pleased to announce “Giving back to Olympique Lyonnais a very ambitious dimension for the future, both on the French and the continental stage.” OL also adds that the decision was “taken unanimously by the entire institution” and that in the night from Saturday to Sunday there was an exchange with John Textor, the future owner of the club.
Arriving in the Rhone on May 29, 2021, Peter Bosz, 58, embodied OL’s European ambitions following the departure of Rudi Garcia. Francophone since his time as a player in Toulon between 1988 and 1991, the Dutchman was only the second foreign coach of the Jean-Michel Aulas era, after Sylvinho in 2019. But the former Ajax Amsterdam and Borussia Dortmund coach has never really convinced. OL.
After missing out on European qualifying last season (8th), Bosz’s Olympique Lyonnais was expected to take the turn at the start of the season. The return of Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso had sparked great hopes among supporters, who were soon engulfed in the club’s ups and downs. Known for his game ideas, Peter Bosz never managed to leave his mark on the team. After Guy Stéphan (1997), Hubert Fournier (2015) and Sylvinho (2019), he becomes the fourth coach to be fired by Jean-Michel Aulas during the season in 34 years of presidency.
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