Peter Bosz, an ultimatum and doubts

“If it’s me who is doing the Lyon season this year, instead of Peter Bosz, I’m getting cut out all season. What he was spared. (…) if it had been me, you wouldn’t have arranged me, you would have cut me up, rolled me up! », explained in recent hours Bruno Genesio on RMC, comparing the media treatment of Peter Bosz compared to his when he was on the bench of the Rhone club. This small exit from the current Rennes coach is shared by many observers and OL supporters who would have liked to see the Dutch technician being dismissed during the summer.

But Peter Bosz was confirmed in his post after a 2021-22 season (8th in Ligue 1) which was in every way catastrophic for a club of Lyon standing. Although sixth in the French championship after 8 days and a very favorable start to the calendar, OL’s version of Bosz still does not convince, despite the cards inflicted against Troyes (4-1) and Angers (5-0) . Because for three matches, nothing is going well. More than disappointing against Lorient (3-1 defeat) with a catastrophic Thiago Mendes as a central defender, OL did little better than Louis II against Monaco (1-2 defeat) then against PSG at Groupama Stadium ( 0-1) with better, but a lot of offensive waste.

A meeting and doubts

On the sidelines of this meeting, Vincent Ponsot, OL’s football director, and Peter Bosz took part in a crisis meeting during which Ponsot explained the grievances that were alleged against the former Ajax coach. , Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen. According to our information, some players, starting with Alexandre Lacazette, do not always understand the rather defensive tactical scheme put in place. Other locker room executives also contacted the sports management to complain about the tactics, putting their finger on the discrepancy between the offensive game advocated in the speech and the reality on the ground three defensive midfielders. Another issue that is starting to irritate internally, the retention of Thiago Mendes as central defender while many voices within the club are rising in favor of Sinaly Diomandé.

During this express meeting, Vincent Ponsot told his coach that he had five games left to raise the bar and bring his team back to the Ligue 1 podium or risk being ousted. A kind of call to order in good and due form a few days after that made by Ponsot on the Olympic and Lyonnais site. And the case does not look easy for the Lyon coach. During the month of October, OL will have to travel to Lens, receive Toulouse, chain two perilous trips to Rennes then to Montpellier before receiving LOSC on October 30. Peter Bosz, who assured after the lost match against OL that he did not feel in danger and that he had a precise idea of ​​the game he wanted to instill in his group, knows what he has to do . Given the dynamics of Lyon at the moment, Bosz will have to quickly implement his idea, otherwise he will not spend the winter in Lyon…