And the winner is… Peter Bosz. The Dutchman will be the next coach of Olympique Lyonnais who did not keep Rudi Garcia after his fourth place in the final classification of Ligue 1. After trying to recruit Christophe Galtier champion of France with Lille, the choice of Lyon s’ is focused on the 57-year-old Dutch coach who, according to information from the team, should arrive on the banks of the Rhône before the end of the weekend to sign his contract.
The former coach of Ajax, Dortmund or Leverkusen has since Thursday evening become Lyon’s number 1 priority after the refusal of Galtier, still close to Nice. Only a few details are still to be settled over the phone between the two parties, in particular the composition of the staff of the new coach. The latter wishes to arrive with a physical trainer, two assistants and a video analyst.
Euro 1992 semi-finalist
With Peter Bosz, Lyon hires a man who as a player wore the orange jersey of the Dutch team 8 times in the 1990s. He was notably semi-finalist of Euro 1992 which saw Denmark win. The one who will very soon be OL’s new strongman, the one responsible for bringing him back at the end of the next season in the Champions League, began his training career almost 20 ago, at home in the Netherlands. His record is still relatively modest with a Europa League final in 2017 with Ajax and a German Cup final with Dortmund in 2020. Expected in the next few hours, perhaps before Sunday noon, in Lyon, Peter Bosz will be officially presented early next week.