Speaking in an interview with Eurosport, Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas sought to defend his decision to appoint Bruno Génésio as manager following the dismissal of Hubert Fournier in 2015.
“He [Génésio] was never the principal coach, but he had been an assistant for years. We did not pick him up from a pitch or a coffee shop. Bruno underwent an experience at Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti, when he was manager, told us that he was a boy of great quality. He took over when the team was 12th and finished 2nd. Last year, he finished 4th behind PSG and Monaco.”