According to L’Equipe, OL have reached an agreement with Peter Bosz for a two-year contract, plus an optional year. The Dutch coach is due to arrive in Lyon this weekend.
Things are becoming clearer concerning the next coach of Olympique Lyonnais. After the refusal of Christophe Galtier, who is heading a little more towards OGC Nice every day, the fourth in Ligue 1 has revised his priorities. And did not hesitate to make contact with the former manager of Bayer Leverkusen, Peter Bosz. According to the Team, he has reached an agreement with the Rhone club for a two-year contract, plus an optional year, and should go to Lyon this weekend.
OL rushes to their next coach
According to our information, a first interview took place on Thursday afternoon between the club and the Dutch, shortly after the rejection of the proposal made to the coach of the champions of France. A video meeting that should continue with another, in physics this time, in the coming hours. OL want to go fast, anxious to launch as quickly as possible next season and to reassure their supporters about the next coach of the first team. The contours of the staff are starting to take shape with the return of Rémy Vercoutre to the post of goalkeeper coach, as we have indicated in recent days. It is also rumored on the side of Lyon that Claudio Caçapa, the assistant coach, should also be there in order to perpetuate the historical legacy of the club.
Strong arguments in favor of Bosz
Still little mentioned a few weeks ago, the name of Peter Bosz gradually gained momentum as the Christophe Galtier track cooled. The 57-year-old coach has, on paper, everything to match the project desired by Jean-Michel Aulas. Already, and this is far from being a detail after the Sylvinho episode, the Dutchman speaks French. A fundamental condition for giving instructions in the locker room. Then, the former Ajax coach (2016-2017) ticks all the boxes with regard to the launch and development of young people, a strong argument in view of the demanding Lyon training. Finally, Bosz enjoys an interesting popularity rating and has received a good reception on social networks. Again, this is not so trivial given the chaotic departure of Rudi Garcia, who heavily criticized sporting director Juninho.