The president of Olympique Lyonnais, Jean-Michel Aulas, confessed to having refused to meet Christophe Galtier in March to replace Rudi Garcia.
Present this Sunday at a press conference for the arrival of Peter Bosz on the OL bench, Jean-Michel Aulas spoke about Christophe Galtier’s refusal to take the reins of the Rhone club. OL President admits to having refused to meet the technician from Lille last March.
Aulas: “There was a third candidacy”
“We conducted things in an extremely professional manner, with a lot of ethics. I wanted to tell you on this subject that in March, I had been asked to meet Christophe Galtier. And ethically, professionally, I never meet a coach before the end of the championship. So it was we who refused in March to move forward on the subject.
Afterwards, a certain number of priorities were defined. Peter (Bosz) and others were among them. We saw them. But you can’t take a coach who may have already signed a contract and who is still under contract with his home club, what’s more: the French champion. We looked at this solution and at the same time we got in touch with Peter. There was a third application from a foreign coach, who spoke French. We were never worried.
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