Laurent Blanc seems increasingly close to leaving Olympique Lyonnais.
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Laurent Blanc will he stay on the bench of Olympique Lyonnais? Nothing is less sure. When asked the question yesterday after OL’s debacle against Paris Saint-Germain (1-4), the former Bordeaux coach was quite evasive on the subject, leaving more room for doubt than ever. Last in Ligue 1 with a point taken on the clock in twelve games, the 1998 world champion seems very close to leaving. However, the Rhone management should take advantage of the truce to make a decision.
Profiles already studied internally
Selonthe team, in the event of dismissal of the 57-year-old coach, John Textor and all the components of the sports management would consider several profiles. Marcelo Gallardo had thus been considered but the Argentinian does not seem interested in OL. Two other names would stand out the most in recent hours, those of Thiago Motta, stationed in Bologna, and Will Still who is doing very good things with the Stade de Reims. On the other hand, Lyon will not rush and the next few days should seal or not the fate of Laurent Blanc at Les Gones.
OL are actively looking for a successor to Laurent Blanc, who will find it very difficult to resist the truce, as announced yesterday. It will not necessarily be a temporary worker, nor necessarily Bruno Lage… several avenues are being explored. https://t.co/GCkS9V4wOx
— hugo (@hugoguillemet) September 4, 2023
To sum up
Laurent Blanc will have a hard time keeping his job as Olympique Lyonnais coach during the international break. The Lyon management would now be actively looking for a coach to replace the former coach of the Blues.
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