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Many Lyon fans are crying out for a new manager but the club’s veteran president is likely to stay loyal to Bruno Genesio
This week could prove pivotal in the recent history of Lyon. A cup semi-final and a decision over embattled coach Bruno Genesio’s future will go some way to shaping the club’s longer term prospects. Outspoken yet inspirational president Jean-Michel Aulas looks likely to persist with Genesio, whose stewardship of the team has fluctuated wildly during his three years in charge, in a decision that will incite fan ire and ignore flirtatious glances from José Mourinho. Aulas’ stubbornness may have finally gotten the better of him.
During Aulas’ 32-year presidency, Lyon have conquered many a summit but their dominance of the early 2000s – when they won seven consecutive titles, reached a Champions League semi-final and a of cups – has receded from memory quicker than many would have expected. In light of PSG’s success and Monaco’s glorious 2017 title win, Lyon fans have grown impatient – particularly with Genesio.