It was in tune with the times, it is now official: Peter Bosz is the new coach of Olympique Lyonnais. Les Gones, who fell back on the track leading to the 57-year-old Dutch technician after failing to convince Christophe Galtier to succeed Rudi Garcia on the bench of the Rhone club, formalized the news this Saturday through a press release.
“Olympique Lyonnais is very pleased to inform of the appointment of Peter Bosz as coach of the professional team for the next two seasons, ie until June 30, 2023. The Dutch coach who becomes the 30th coach in the history of OL will take office on July 1, when the professional group takes over. “, indicates in particular the press release from OL.
An attractive football coach
Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Olympique Lyonnais, and Juninho, sporting director of Gones, did not take long to bounce back after having suffered the refusal of the coach crowned champion of France 2020-2021 with the LOSC Lille. For his part, Peter Bosz is preparing to discover Ligue 1, a new championship in a new country for a coach who has already coached Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel), Vitesse Arnheim and Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands ) or Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), his last club where he was sacked on March 23.
Peter Bosz arrives in any case with the label of a coach advocating attacking football intended to entertain the public. The Dutchman has never hidden his love for the beautiful game and for the intensive pressing at the loss of the ball, principles of play that have notably earned him reaching the Europa League final with Ajax in 2017 (lost against Manchester United). Obviously enough to arouse the curiosity of Lyon supporters, who are now waiting to see if OL management made the right choice to bring their club back to the top of French football.