Beaten by Metz on Sunday afternoon (3-2), OL said goodbye to their hopes of qualifying for the European Cup next season. Peter Bosz is in an ejection seat.
A week after the resounding victory in the boiling Vélodrome de Marseille (0-3), Olympique Lyonnais fell back into their ways by losing to the red lantern of Ligue 1, FC Metz. A defeat which marks the end of hopes of qualification for the European Cup for OL, totally dropped by Lens, Strasbourg, Monaco and Marseille while waiting for the matches in Rennes and Nice. Two days from the end, the spirits are already turned towards next season in Lyon where legitimately, the future of Peter Bosz will still be debated in the days to come. And according to Daniel Riolo, who has defended the Dutch coach of OL a lot throughout the season, it is logical to ask questions about the legitimacy of Bosz in the Rhône. In After Foot, the journalist confided that a departure from Peter Bosz was perhaps ultimately the only way to relaunch OL on a new project next season. For L’Equipe, Jean-Michel Aulas will wait a bit before making his choice regarding the Dutch coach.
Daniel Riolo in favor of a departure from Peter Bosz?
“Peter Bosz’s message is not heard. Because if he doesn’t understand what the players are doing, it’s because the players don’t necessarily understand what Peter Bosz wants. Anyway, he can only succeed in Lyon if he has a group that he chooses with players who will understand his message. It will be difficult because it has often happened to Bosz to be fired because his way of working only works with young people who will be receptive and educated in a certain way. So I’m not sure he’s staying and if he stays, I’m not sure it’s a good idea. I have the impression that this year, he has never been heard in Lyon. When you play the good games you play at the start of the season, you can’t play the games you play today, that means something has broken.” confided Daniel Riolo, pessimistic for OL version Peter Bosz and who no longer really believes in the Dutch coach in view of the evolution of the season for Lyon players.
OL Groupe takes note of the intentions declared by Pathé and IDG in a press release published today by the media.
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) March 9, 2022
Future shareholders will have a say in the Lyon coach
As for the sports daily, it is confirmed that the future of Peter Bosz in Lyon is unclear, and that a year after replacing Rudi Garcia on the OL bench, the results of the 2021-2022 season do not plead in his favor. But Lyon will not act in a hurry, especially since movement is expected in the board of the Rhone club after the announcement by Pathé and IDG Capital that they were selling their shares. Vincent Duluc specifies that it is very likely that it is only after the change of these two major shareholders that a final decision will be taken about Bosz’s future in Lyon and a possible search for a new coach. In other words, OL supporters still have to wait, but for a few seasons they have been used to it.