Fabio Grosso set to be appointed Lyon manager

According to Fabrizio Romano, Olympique Lyonnais are set to appoint Fabio Grosso as the club’s new manager. Gennaro Gattuso was thought to be the favourite for the job but following a last-minute change of direction, the move to appoint the former Valencia boss has collapsed. Grosso will now become Lyon’s new manager.

The former Brescia manager played for Lyon between 2007 and 2009. The Italian coach left Frosinone in the summer despite guiding the club to promotion from Serie B. Lyon have been linked with several managers to replace Laurent Blanc including Oliver Glasner and Graham Potter, but both coaches rejected the chance to become the new boss at the Groupama Stadium. 

Laurent Blanc officially left his post as Lyon manager on Monday, leaving via mutual consent. With John Textor rushing to appoint his new coach before the end of the international break, Grosso’s first match in charge could be as soon as this weekend as Lyon face Le Havre. OL currently sit at the foot of Ligue 1, leaving the Italian manager with a big task on his hands to turn around the fortune of the 7-time Ligue 1 winners. 

GFFN | Liam Wraith

 

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