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 sinks 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 put 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 club boss puts pressure on his coach but he also remains hopeful that the sporting situation will improve. 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, who are not playing in the European Cup this season, have a little less than two weeks, the time of the international break, to find solutions on the ground. A busy schedule awaits him since he will have to go to Lens during the resumption (October 2), then receive Toulouse (October 7) before going to Rennes (October 16). The next two trips against teams that play at the top of the table are likely to sparkle. Peter Bosz knows what to expect if he wants to keep his job between now and the World Cup, and even beyond.