After failing in his mission, Rudi Garcia confirmed on Sunday evening that he will no longer be OL coach next season.
It had been predictable for several weeks already, but it needed confirmation from the person or the club. It occurred Sunday evening at the end of the last day of the championship. After the defeat against Nice (2-3), Rudi Garcia has indicated he is giving up his Gones coaching apron. His experience with the Rhone, which lasted barely two years, ends there.
“Of course I won’t be here next season,” he said firmly. It’s been a long time since I decided it myself, because I cannot continue to work and to advance the club under these conditions. This is not the place and the time to explain it, but I will not continue. And if the president has something to propose to me tomorrow, I will not be a candidate for my own succession ”.
The coach @RudiGarcia after #OLOGCN : “We are very disappointed tonight. It’s a nightmare scenario. We missed our second. It was my last game tonight. I would have liked to leave the club in @ChampionsLeague. The adventure ends there. ” pic.twitter.com/MfyDCXLk4J
– Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) May 23, 2021
“It’s the worst-case scenario”
Garcia’s record at the head of Lyon is very mixed. After failing to qualify the team for a European competition last year, he fails in the goal which was to finish on the podium. However, a success against the Aiglons would have been synonymous with salvation. “I wanted to leave the club by leaving it in the Champions League and that’s not the case. This is the worst-case scenario, I repeat. We were really too crumbly, even on set pieces, which is usually a strong point, ”he said.
Garcia is not the only one to have lived his last match with Lyon on Sunday. This is also the case with Memphis Depay. The Dutch striker seemed to be even more dejected than his coach at the end of this sad evening : “I don’t have the words to explain that. This is not the first time this season that this has happened… We lacked concentration. I am very sad to end on this. I’ve been in Lyon since 2017, I haven’t won a trophy. We had a long season, with a good team, and it’s difficult to finish like that, without qualifying for the Champions League. “
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