Speaking to L’Équipe, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has explained that manager Peter Bosz would be staying on for the time being, despite a disappointing first half of the season after which the team find themselves in 13th place.
Aulas also confirmed that the Dutchman would be in charge at least until the end of February, while also confirming that director Juninho was no longer at the club, following his announcement last month that he would leave.
“We spent a bit of time with Peter to give him our thoughts, as well as certain solutions. Here it is: there’s no chance that Peter leaves before the end of February. I’m giving us the months of January and February to come back in the league and maybe the cup, if we have the pleasure of carrying on in that.”
“Peter is a very, very good coach. He continues fit the profile of the kind of manager we’d like at OL. We’re far behind in Ligue 1, but it’s not prohibitive. With our game in hand, we can potentially go to within six points of the podium.”
“We can’t overlook the impact of Juni’s announcement that he would leave. Since then, we’ve lost some of our playing quality, and certain things are not going as well. People were accusing him of not changing things, he did so on Wednesday, in the system and the players. We didn’t have a great game but we have a good game [1-1 draw v Metz].”
“There are no coaches on the market that have Peter Bosz’s quality. So we risk making things worse by giving in to the trend of changing managers. So he will stay. Until the end, I hope, which would mean we have the results we hoped for, and in any case until the end of February.”
“Operationally, Juninho is no longer at the club. But he is employed until December 31.”