Lyon look set to stick with Bruno Genesio – and ignore José Mourinho

Many Lyon fans are crying out for a new manager but the club’s veteran president is likely to stay loyal to Bruno Genesio

By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News

This week could prove pivotal in the recent history of Lyon. A cup semi-final and a decision over embattled coach Bruno Genesio’s future will go some way to shaping the club’s longer term prospects. Outspoken yet inspirational president Jean-Michel Aulas looks likely to persist with Genesio, whose stewardship of the team has fluctuated wildly during his three years in charge, in a decision that will incite fan ire and ignore flirtatious glances from José Mourinho. Aulas’ stubbornness may have finally gotten the better of him.

During Aulas’ 32-year presidency, Lyon have conquered many a summit but their dominance of the early 2000s – when they won seven consecutive titles, reached a Champions League semi-final and a smattering of cups – has receded from memory quicker than many would have expected. In light of PSG’s success and Monaco’s glorious 2017 title win, Lyon fans have grown impatient – particularly with Genesio.

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