The rest after this announcement.
Olympique Lyonnais is no longer last in the Ligue 1 standings, but Les Gones does not reassure them. Yesterday, Fabio Grosso’s new team was controlled by the modest Le Havre (0-0). But for the club’s management, if the start of the season is painful, it is also because the summer transfer market was very complicated. Questioned this Monday, on the sidelines of Grosso’s official presentation, John Textor took stock and did not stop blaming the former management for the sale of young talents (Lukeba, Barcola).
“Financial stability is a big issue. The club has experienced challenges in recent years. The DNCG has maintained measures to guarantee the health of the clubs. We would have liked to have more freedoms during the transfer market, but that was not the case. From this point of view, yes, we have the feeling of arriving late. We didn’t have a free hand to choose the players we wanted. The departure of the players was painful, we did it to be in line with the budget prepared by the previous management. Our team in the football department did an excellent job, we brought in nine players despite the limitations of the DNCG. These nine players want to be there and they don’t see us as a training club. (…) It would have been better to make a quick change (of coach, ed.) during the summer. “Coaches like Fabio would have preferred to work with a preseason”he trusted in a press conference.
Published 09/18/2023 15:39 Updated 09/18/2023 16:42