Since Christophe Galtier declined Jean-Michel Aulas’ offer, OL have made Dutchman Peter Bosz their priority for the post of coach. And according to Jérôme Rothen, the Rhone club “would gain in exchange” by recruiting the former technician of Ajax Amsterdam in place of Galtier.
At the end of May, the waltz of coaches is racing across Europe and Olympique Lyonnais is not immune to this vast movement of departures and arrivals of technicians. After having seen Rudi Garcia leave the club in a “scorched earth” way and noted the refusal of Christophe Galtier to take over the reins of the team, Lyon would have made Peter Bosz his priority for the post of coach.
Choice number 2 of the leaders of Lyon, the Dutchman would however be a better option than Galtier according to Jérôme Rothen: “I think they do not lose in the change compared to Galtier. It is a trainer (Peter Bosz, editor’s note) who necessarily goes to be respected by the players. I’m not saying Galtier wouldn’t have been, but it’s different. “
“Bosz’s CV speaks for itself”
Former coach of Ajax Amsterdam – with whom he played in the Europa League final in 2017 after eliminating in the semi-finals … OL -, of Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, Bosz has on his side the experience of the European sidelines. “Since he is number 1, if you compare the two CVs (of Galtier and Bosz, editor’s note), that of Bosz speaks for him in all cases,” says Rothen.
And even if Christophe Galtier has just completed his record with a title of champion of France acquired with Lille, the consultant of RMC Sport considers that Bosz corresponds to the expectations of the Lyon sports director. “It goes with what Juninho thought at the start, when he arrived (in the summer of 2019, editor’s note), with the game ideas to put in place, which more or less correspond to those of Bosz,” says Rothen.
Young and francophone enthusiast, two other assets
“If these ideas are followed by a judicious recruitment carried out by Bruno Cheyrou (recruiting manager, editor’s note) and Juninho, I think it’s a very good idea,” says the former AS Monaco player and of Paris Saint-Germain, who does not forget to point out that Bosz “speaks French, and it saves time”.
Between 1988 and 1991, the Dutchman indeed evolved on the side of Toulon. Three seasons during which Bosz learned French. Another asset according to Rothen, who also specifies that the management of young people by the Dutch could also convince the leaders of Lyon to hire him. Bosz would then have the heavy task of forgetting the failed recruitment of Christophe Galtier.