How long can Jean-Michel Aulas’ patience stretch? The president of Olympique Lyonnais once again opted for appeasement, Sunday evening, after the defeat of his club in Lens (0-1). “You have to be patient with Peter Bosz”claimed the Rhone leader as OL’s fourth consecutive defeat seemed to weaken the Dutch coach even more.
“We will take stock after Toulouse”
A posture that the Lyon boss had already adopted two weeks ago, after defeating it against PSG (0-1). “We are not going to question everything after three successive defeats (against Lorient, Monaco and PSG) even if it’s unbearable to lose. But aren’t we taking an additional risk by changing coaches when it’s the eighth day, when we have 13 points being sixth? »
The situation could nevertheless change after this 9th day. OL have slipped to seventh place, already nine points from the podium and even ten from Olympique de Marseille (2nd). Especially since in the North, the Lyonnais have confirmed their major difficulties encountered before the international break.
Overtaken and only kept in the game by the exploits of Anthony Lopes, they ended up cracking on a penalty from Florian Sotoca late in the game (82′). A logical result given the domination of the Lensois. A cartridge less also for Bosz, whose future now seems to depend on the next match against Toulouse.
Because behind his speech of unity, Jean-Michel Aulas also recalled the imperative need to break the negative spiral. “We are going to prepare for the match against Toulouse (Friday) to win it and then we’ll take stock”he, in a form of ultimatum addressed to his coach.
Maintained in his post during the summer despite a more than disappointing first season, Peter Bosz knows that he is now sitting on an ejection seat. In mid-September, its president had set him the objective of a return to the podium on the evening of the 15th day and the reception of OGC Nice.
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To save himself, he must not leave a point on the way. A victory against Toulouse would offer him only a slight respite.