Rudi Garcia to sign 2-year contract & become Lyon’s new manager

Olympique et Lyonnais and L’Équipe report that Lyon have decided to appoint ex-Marseille manager Rudi Garcia as their new boss on a 2-year contract running until 2021.

RMC reported last night that the former AS Roma and Lille coach had become first choice over the weekend after producing an exceptionally impressive pitch to the Lyon board about why he should be chosen for the position.

Talks with Laurent Blanc have in parallel stalled over his demands to make wholesale changes to the OL backroom staff, whilst Garcia has agreed to bring just one assistant with him should he take up the position.

That assistant is due to be Claude Fichaux, who accompanied Garcia at Lille, AS Roma and Marseille. However, his other trusted coaching ally that almost always has accompanied him throughout his managerial career, Frédéric Bompard, will not be joining. Garcia is set to place his trust in the existing coaching staff.

Garcia and his agents are currently hashing out the final details relating to an eventual agreement and are already in Lyon.


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