Jocelyn Gourvennec is no longer the coach of Lille

Under contract until June 2023, Jocelyn Gourvennec is no longer the coach of LOSC. According to our information, an amicable separation agreement is about to be made official this Thursday evening. The Lille club and the technician have been talking for several days. They ended up ratifying their disagreement.

As we have already mentioned, the two parties could not continue their collaboration any longer anyway. Tenth in Ligue 1, eliminated in the knockout stages of the Champions League and winner of the Champions Trophy on August 1, Jocelyn Gourvennec only really missed the final sprint in L1. Even before the formalization of his arrival and even more after the end of the season, he had not been spared by a radical fringe of supporters.

Paulo Fonseca should be the next coach

On May 23 in the morning, the coach had also learned that his interview scheduled for the day with its CEO, Olivier L├ętang, was canceled. Without knowing the reason or a rescheduling date. According to several concordant sources, he would not have had the slightest news before this week.

Meanwhile, a two-year offer has been made to Paulo Fonseca, 49, former Portuguese coach of AS Roma (ITA), Chakhtior Donetsk (UKR) or Porto (POR). He should be Lille’s next manager on a two-year contract as confirmed by three sources. A choice assumed by one of the two shareholders of Merlyn Partners, Alessandro Barnaba. Who gives the very clear sign that he intends to take control of the athlete.

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