Guest of BFM Lyon on Monday, Raymond Domenech took the opportunity to give his opinion on the situation of OL. The 69-year-old technician, who went to Les Gones as a player and coach, spoke about the recent conflict between Juninho and Rudi Garcia.
Raymond Domenech is a pure product of the region. Born and trained in Lyon, the 69-year-old coach began his professional career at OL at the end of the 1960s. Before returning to the bench between 1988 and 1993. Suffice to say that he keeps a particular eye on the evolution of his heart club. Guest of BFM Lyon on Monday, the 69-year-old coach, free since his ouster from Nantes last February, took the opportunity to deliver his feelings on the situation of OL. Starting with the recent pass of arms between Rudi Garcia and Juninho.
“Bosz is not the worst choice”
“There was a fairly tense atmosphere, with two personalities competing. 3rd place would have settled everything, but there the resentment came out in broad daylight, observes Domenech. It’s a shame for a club like Lyon. is the consequence of many small events. The first of them was also the departure of Bruno Genesio (in June 2019, editor’s note). We saw what it gave behind. “
After parting ways with Garcia, Lyon chose to entrust their fate to Dutchman Peter Bosz. “It’s not the worst choice. Because first he speaks French. He lived in France, recalls Domenech. Coming from Ajax, he has a culture of highlighting training. he objective is also to get young people to play and to promote the players. It is not because I am the president of the coaches’ union that I am opposed to foreigners, when they have a profile that seems suitable what OL are looking for. Let’s give him the opportunity to put in place what he can do. And give him time. “
“Each has its place”
One of the big challenges for Bosz will be to manage to cohabit with Juninho, described by Garcia as particularly intrusive. “Only the field and the experience will tell us. Juninho has already chosen him. But do the sports directors know how to stay in their place? The manager manages his team and must not to have interference. It’s negative for the club. Everyone has their place. The sporting director must intervene if the coach asks him. But not behind his back. Because there is nothing more deadly than that . And I understand that Rudi could have blamed it. “
Relaunched on the ambitions of Juninho, who is currently taking the steps to become a coach, Domenech was more incisive: “If he is in the process of graduating and he wants to be a coach instead of the coach, all those who will arrive until he has not graduated, there will be problems. The real problem for OL now will be this positioning of the sports director who wants to be caliph instead of the caliph. “