Peter Bosz sacked as Lyon boss

Fabrice Hawkins is reporting that Peter Bosz has been sacked as Lyon manager and that Claudio Caçapa will take interim charge of the Ligue 1 club. 

According to Hawkins, the Dutch manager’s fate was decided during a meeting with the club’s management yesterday afternoon. He had been under pressure in the past weeks as a result of Lyon’s poor run of form. The club are winless in their last five and have only picked up one point during that time. 

Friday night’s 1-1 draw against Toulouse sealed his fate. Not only did the draw make the club’s clearly-defined points objectives mathematically impossible to obtain, it also revealed fractures between Bosz and his captain, Alexandre Lacazette. 

Speaking to Prime Video post-match, Lacazette criticised Bosz’s decision to take off strike partner Moussa Dembélé, while also stating that he believed that not all players understood his instructions. He was also seemingly ambivalent about Bosz’s future as Lyon boss.

Brazilian coach Caçapa will take charge in the interim. The former Newcastle United player has been an assistant at the club since January 2016. Yesterday, it was revealed by Foot Mercato that Laurent Blanc is a leading contender to take the reigns at Les Gones. 


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