According to Le Parisien, the profile of Christophe Galtier would interest OL leaders to take place on the bench next season even if Jean-Michel Aulas refrained from commenting on the subject this week.
Who will coach Lyon next season? There is no doubt that Rudi Garcia will be at the end of his contract next June. Jean-Michel Aulas, president of OL, maintained the suspense this week at a press conference by refraining from giving a trend on the future of his coach currently in place.
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The leader does not want to take the risk of parasitizing the end of the high-stakes season for OL, still in the race for the title with three points behind the duo Paris and Lille, who face each other this weekend. But his silence reflects the lack of fierce will to continue with the former technician of AS Roma and Lille next season.
“We respect what we said a very long time ago, said Aulas, Wednesday. Of course there are trends, but I keep them to myself. We discuss them regularly with several assumptions, but the best hypothesis is to be champions. (…) Experience has shown us that the less we rush to make decisions, the more serene we are. “
According to information from Le Parisien, the name of a French technician would particularly appeal to Rhone decision-makers. That of Christophe Galtier, currently stationed at Losc. The coach knows the Lyon bench well on which he spent the 2007-2008 season as assistant to Alain Perrin, before taking off as coach number 1 … with the rival Stéphanois (2009-2017).
Galtier remains very popular in Lyon
Galtier would always be on good terms with Lyon where his interpersonal skills are highly appreciated. Its results too. After keeping Saint-Etienne in the first part of the championship for many years, he brought Lille from the gates of relegation to the Champions League. His team is also a serious contender for the title this season.
For the moment, Aulas has not made any contact with any coach, so as not to give any clue as to his intentions. But Galtier would be among Lyon’s little papers. “I can assure you that there was no contact made with a trainer other than Rudi, affirms the president. Anyone who thinks they know does not know, and is more likely to be wrong than to tell the truth … “