the painful truths of Jean-Michel Aulas on the Peter Bosz case

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A third defeat in a row that hurts. After Lorient and Monaco, OL lost to PSG (1-0) at Groupama Stadium on Sunday evening. A new setback that pushed the Lyonnais to 6th place in Ligue 1, 6 points from the podium. The situation is far from hopeless, especially since there is quality in the squad, but it once again weakens Peter Bosz, who doesn’t need that at the moment. Already publicly jostled by Vincent Ponsot (director of football) last week, the Dutch coach is this time the subject of discussion for Jean-Michel Aulas.

The Lyon president keeps his confidence in the technician but also assures that he has thought of a radical change. “We are not going to question everything after three successive defeats even if it is unbearable to lose. But aren’t we taking an additional risk by changing coaches when it’s the eighth day, when we have 13 points being sixth? It’s not reasonable, but to say that we haven’t thought about it, no. But the answer to the question is that we met the coach and all the staff in the best conditions to succeed. And if we are 8th at the end of the season, I would have resigned before. »

Aulas thought about firing Bosz

In these remarks reported by The Team, the boss of the club met the pressure to his trainer but he also keeps the hope that the sporting situation will recover. He says he is not interested in criticism of his management of OL and prefers the stability put in place in the summer of 2021 with the arrival of Bosz. “If I had to change position with Vincent and Bruno (Cheyrou, head of the recruitment unit), I would, but today I am convinced that it is not the right solution to change.” The threat is never far away, however, and the next results will determine what happens next.

OL, which is not playing in the European Cup this season, has just under two weeks, the time of the international break, to find solutions on the ground. A busy schedule to wait for it since it will be necessary to go to Lens during the recovery (October 2), then to receive Toulouse (October 7) before going to Rennes (October 16). The next two trips against teams that play the top of the table envisaged to spark. Peter Bosz says what to expect if he wants to keep his job between now and the World Cup, and even beyond.

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