Lyon sacks Peter Bosz as manager, appoints Laurent Blanc


Lyon sacks Peter Bosz as manager, appoints Laurent Blanc


Laurent Blanc appointed new coach of Olympique Lyon, replacing Peter Bosz

Olympique Lyon have sacked manager Peter Bosz and appointed former Bordeaux, France and Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc as their new head coach.

The Frenchman has signed a contract until 2024 and will resume work in his new club immediately.

The 1998 World cup winner previously coached Bordeaux, France, Paris Saint-Germain and Al-Rayyan.

Bosz was relieved of his duties as head coach, alongside assistant coach Rob Maas and fitness coach Terry Peters, after gaining just 14 points in 10 matches and losing 4 matches out of the last five.

“After the disappointing results obtained during this start of the season, which remain well below the expectations and objectives set, Olympique Lyonnais informs that Peter Bosz, head coach, Rob Maas, assistant coach, and Terry Peters, fitness coach will leave the club,” Lyon said in a statement.

“An in-house meeting was conducted in order to find the necessary levers to allow the team to get back on solid ground in order to be in line with OL’s ambitions this season. After meeting with John Textor, Olympique Lyonnais announced that it had made the decision to appoint Laurent Blanc as the main coach of the professional team for two seasons, until June 30th 2024.

“This decision was made unanimously by the entire institution to give Olympique Lyonnais a very ambitious project for the future, both on the domestic and continental stage.”

Blanc won the Ligue 1 title with Bordeaux in his second season as coach before winning three straight league titles from 2014 to 2016 with PSG.

Franck Passi will join Blanc as assistant coach and Philippe Lambert will serve as the new fitness coach.