While the arrival of a new investor is acquired or almost, Jean-Michel Aulas celebrates his 35 years at the head of Olympique Lyonnais. And it could last a few more years.
35 years after taking control of Lyon, then in Ligue 2, Jean-Michel Aulas can be proud of himself when he looks back on what he has done. But the OL boss is not the type to be permanently nostalgic, and he is currently finalizing the outlines of what OL Groupe will be in the years to come. After the announced departure of Pathé and IDG, two of the main shareholders of Olympique Lyonnais, Jean-Michel Aulas is working on the files of the candidates for the takeover. And if last week a total recovery of the club to the tune of 600 million euros was announced by L’Equipe, things must be done in order and seriously. But what seems certain is that those who do not like the current boss of the Rhone club will still have to support him for a few years. At 73, and after having devoted almost half of his life to OL, the Lyon manager will not let go. Bernard Lacombe, very close to Jean-Michel Aulas, confirms this.
Aulas will stay at least another 10 years in Lyon
35 years ago to the day, @JM_Aulas took the lead of our Olympique Lyonnais.
71 trophies, nearly 400 European matches, a reference Academy, but above all the OL DNA anchored in the body and it’s not over!
Happy Birthday President! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/mO8w3VM7hD
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) June 15, 2022
Asked, in Le Progrès, about this very special birthday of the president of Olympique Lyonnais, the former striker, coach and adviser to Jean-Michel Aulas is convinced that it is not tomorrow the day before that the latter will drop the management. of OL. ” Maybe people will buy the club. But our president is an outstanding financier. For contracts, he is huge, a great character. I think he knows how to sell players very well. He’ll stay another 10 years, you’ll see… I’m not worried. To buy a club like OL, you will have to invest a little money… I’m waiting to see “says Bernard Lacombe, who after taking a step back quickly returned to the side of the one whose work he admires at the head of Olympique Lyonnais.