Speaking in an interview with Sud-Ouest, Lyon President Aulas discussed Marseille owner Frank McCourt’s decision to demote Jacques-Henri Eyraud from his position as president of the club.
“He has his faults and his qualities like us all. Sadly it was inevitable and I wonder myself to what extent he himself looked for this end. You cannot be against the regional environment, against the fans. We don’t always have the same ideas when the big clubs have to work together. It is unfortunate for him because he is an intelligent person but who maybe underestimated the importance of communication in relation to the Marseille environment. I was convinced that this could not last because there were violent reactions which I do not approve of but which made it clear that the fracture was too great.”