After the refusal of Christophe Galtier, the Olympique Lyonnais approached Peter Bosz. Focus on whoever could join the OL bench for next season.
“He is a coach who, footballistically, will come up with something. I don’t know if they will win the Ligue 1, the Coupe de France or the Europa League, but if the players make the effort with and without the ball and are ready. to take a step forward in their career … There will be play, emotions and a great team on the ground, that’s for sure “, shared in the After, with enthusiasm, our consultant Kevin Diaz on arrival potential of Peter Bosz at OL this Thursday evening. Driven away by Christophe Galtier, the Rhone residents did not take long to bounce back. The Dutchman Peter Bosz sits at the top of the list of contenders to join the Lyon bench next season. Who is he ? The answer in three points.
- Sacked from Bayer Leverkusen
Without a contract since March 23, Peter Bosz is coming out of a mixed season in Germany. Everything had started well for the manager passed by Ajax (2016-2017) and Borussia Dortmund (2017). Under his orders, Bayer Leverkusen, whom he joined in 2018, was leader of the championship in mid-December before a dizzying drop (10 defeats in 17 games). The elimination by an opponent from the fourth division in the round of 16 of the German Cup in early February had not helped.
- Great adventures, but no titles
A disappointment with Bayer who did not shower the confidence that Kevin Diaz has in him, who knows the Netherlands perfectly for having evolved there as a player. “When you have Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia, even if it was very short, Ajax and Vitesse Arnhem on your CV, you are a very good coach and you can only do good for the Lyon team, “The whole club, Juninho, Jean-Michel Aulas, must be behind him and the players must believe in the project.” If he only won a second division Dutch championship title, Peter Bosz notably led Ajax to the Europa League final in 2017, during an epic where he eliminated OL in the semi-finals. He also failed in the 2020 German Cup final against Bayern.
- Atoms hooked with France and OL
Former midfielder, the 57-year-old Dutchman has mainly evolved during his playing career in the Netherlands (Vitesse Arnhem, Feyenoord Rotterdam). The detour to Sporting Toulon for three seasons (1988-1991) offered him some leftover French which could facilitate his transplant in the Lyon locker room. Above all, as Kevin Diaz recalls, the technician showed during his time at Ajax his attachment to training by relying on players like Davy Klaassen and Kasper Dolberg. “We can draw a parallel with Ajax and OL which are two of the biggest training clubs in Europe. I cannot think better than a Dutchman, who speaks a little French, played in France,” concludes- he. Peter Bosz will hardly find better than OL, the third best training club in Europe, to feast on young shoots.