Jean-Michel Aulas says Laurent Blanc will remain Lyon manager next season

Speaking as a guest on RMC’s Super Moscato Show, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas was notably asked about the future of manager Laurent Blanc, with the team currently going through a middling spell of form.

The team are currently on a three-match streak of draw in the league, with the former Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain coach lamenting his players’ performance in their latest stalemate, coming against Nantes at home on Friday. Les Gones now sit in tenth place, ten points away from Rennes in fifth place – which is likely to be the final qualifying spot for Europe. As Coupe de France semi-finalists, though, Blanc’s men can still secure European football next season by going all the way in that competition.

Nevertheless, Blanc, who took over from Peter Bosz earlier this season, still has the confidence of his club president, who has confirmed that the ex-defender would remain in the dugout next year:

“Yes, of course. I didn’t know him as a professional before. I’ve said it before, he should have come in three years ago but it didn’t happen. Now he’s here and I’m very happy. I’m convinced that Laurent Blanc has the quality to take us as high up as possible.”

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin 

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