Olympique Lyon has appointed Dutchman, Peter Bosz as a coach on a two-year deal to replace Rudi Garcia who left the club after securing a fourth-place finish in Ligue 1 and miss out on a Champions League spot for the next season’s competition. They will be playing in Europa League.
Peter Bosz took Ajax, a young side to the Europa League finals in 2017, he then moved to Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen and helped them! In winning the German cup final in 2020 before being sacked in March this year by the German club.
Lyon said in a statement that Bosz arrival will reinforce Lyon’s strategic outlook as being one aimed at relying more on the player from the academy which is currently ranked third best in European football after FC Barcelona’s La Masia and Ajax’s academy which have produced players like Lionel Messi, De Jong, De Ligt etc.
Lyon’s initial target for the managerial position was Christophe Galtier, who left Lille this week after coaching them to win the Ligue 1 title ahead of Qatar-backed Paris saint Germain and gave them a surprising league title along with a Champions League spot for next year.
Lyon last won the Ligue 1 title in 2008 and they will be hoping to perform well this season after this important managerial change.