Foot OL – With Fabio Grosso, OL are heading straight into the wall – Olympique Lyonnais

After the departure of Laurent Blanc during the international break, Olympique Lyonnais should appoint Fabio Grosso as coach. Many observers validate the choice of owner John Textor, unlike journalist Karim Bennani.

Unless there is a new twist, Fabio Grosso will become the next coach of Olympique Lyonnais. Owner John Textor, after several rejections, seemed to be getting closer to a definitive agreement with Gennaro Gattuso. But ultimately it is the former left-back of Les Gones who should make his return to the bench. A choice generally validated by observers. But for his part, Karim Bennani believes that the Rhone club should have favored a more experienced profile.

« If I like the arrival of Fabio Grosso? No wayreplied the columnist for the L’Equipe channel. I think Lyon needs a coach who has references. Lyon is in danger, we realize it week after week. I think this club is already in danger after only four days (in Ligue 1) and that we need confidence. They are not in danger for a descent. But if things go wrong, there are big clubs that have been in a gear, in a vicious cycle until the end of the season. This has been the case for big clubs in recent years: Saint-Etienne, Nantes, Bordeaux and others. »

« I think Lyon will get through this because there is quality in this squad. On the other hand, I think that Lyon needed a coach who knows the current Ligue 1 well, with experienceinsisted the journalist. I’m not sure Grosso is the right choice. What if he doesn’t check any boxes? That of the former member of the club. But I’m not sure that he was branded by his epic journey in Lyon for two years. He’s not a guy who stayed 10 years in the Rhône and who knows the Lyon house perfectly. »

Gross lack of experience

« I think something had to change because Laurent Blanc arrived at the end of a cycle, because he never managed to make this group progress. When we see what happened in the Espoirs with Barcola, Cherki, Lukeba and Lepenant, I had the impression that they were breathing as a France Espoirs team. The climate in Lyon is heavy and Grosso arrives in a climate of extreme tension. I think you need a coach who has already experienced this to be perfectly acclimatized to the context. », advised Karim Bennani, still worried about the current red lantern in the championship.

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