Lyon President Aulas reacts to Claude Puel being hired by St Étienne: “I hope they didn’t do this just to beat us.”

Speaking to reporters at a basketball event, Lyon President Aulas was invited to react to the fact that Claude Puel had been appointed manager of rivals St Étienne, a coach that Aulas worked with at OL from 2008 to 2011.

“We are trying to resolve our own issues. And we have a certain belief in ourselves, so no I don’t think it changes things. A derby must always be won. The pressure is certainly on St Étienne, who have changed manager and are playing at home to beat Lyon… I hope they haven’t made this change to try to beat us because if they have they’re going to be disappointed.”



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