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Jean Michel Aulas planning his Lyon exit

Speaking to our colleagues at France Football, Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas has reflected on stepping down from his position.

He had the following to say:

“No one is eternal. What will happen if there ever was a glitch? The model that we are currently developing at the club is to secure the future. It is not related to the personality of a president or another person. I’ll be 66 in March. I will not stay until I’m 80 years old at the helm of Olympique Lyonnais. So yes, I am preparing my succession and I am reflecting of course. That of Cegid too, but first I want to ensure that the system is sufficient in itself economically. After that, there are a lot of good people inside the club that can manage this. I’m not going to tell you that tomorrow morning, I am going to sell or pass the baton. For now, I will try to ensure that the organisation put in place for twenty-five years is stabilised for the future. So it can work without me eventually.”

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