Still president of OL, Jean-Michel Aulas no longer really holds the purse strings since the arrival of John Textor.
The American investor bought the shares of IDG and Pathé from Olympique Lyonnais, becoming the very large majority shareholder of the Rhone club. A coming that relieved Jean-Michel Aulas, especially financially. Very affected by the departure of Jérôme Seydoux, boss of Pathé, the president of OL thought of dropping everything shortly before the arrival of John Textor like the messiah. On the antenna of RMC, the journalist Gilbert Brisbois has indeed revealed that “JMA” had been very touched by the sudden departure of one of his historical friends and that without the arrival of John Textor, he might have dropped the reins of Olympique Lyonnais.
Aulas very touched by the departure of Seydoux
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“John Textor will watch what is happening at OL, he will assess everything, including Jean-Michel Aulas. I’m curious to see the behavior of Aulas, will he continue to make his usual outings on the referees, on the opponents, with the assurance he had before? All of this is important. We talked about it in June, Jean-Michel Aulas was tired and almost stopped everything. He was on the verge of saying stop and the fact of having found John Textor revived him in a way. To go into detail, Jean-Michel Aulas experienced the departure of Jérôme Seydoux very badly, the separation was very violent. Seydoux did not even call Jean-Michel Aulas to tell him that he was selling, even though they had been partners for more than 20 years” launched the historic presenter of After Foot, whose revelations will not fail to make the supporters of Olympique Lyonnais react. The latter have now taken the future with more serenity thanks to the financial strike force of John Textor, which has for example made it possible to bring back Alexandre Lacazette and Corentin Tolisso.