While the battle is raging at the top of the Ligue 1 standings, Jean-Michel Aulas would see a possible coronation of OL as a “snub” to his competitors.
Rarely has the race for the title been so indecisive in Ligue 1. Consequence of the inconstancy displayed by the PSG this season. Already beaten six times, the capital club only points to third place in the standings, four lengths behind the Lille leader and one point behind Olympique Lyonnais. Enough to allow competitors to dream. Jean-Michel Aulas nevertheless finds it difficult to imagine the Parisians failing in their quest for a tenth title.
“I remain reasonable, because I do not see how the PSG could lose, given its financial power”, thus launched the president of theOlympique Lyonnais in an interview with The team. The opportunity for the OL boss to say all the good things he thinks about the owners of his main competitors in the title race, Lille and Monaco on your mind. “We have in Lille a vulture fund (Merlyn Partners, specialist in debt buyback), a PSG with an overpowered Qatar, and a Monaco led by Russian investors with taxation and charges that have nothing to do with ours “, he pointed out.
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A possible OL champion title would therefore have a very special flavor for the Lyon president. “So I tell myself that it would still be a funny snub, being Franco-French and a local entrepreneur, to succeed in beating these great powers”, he confided. The performance would therefore not be all the more beautiful for Rudi Garcia. However, the Lyon coach, at the end of his contract next June, would not be sure to continue the adventure with Les Gones. JMA has indeed carefully left the doubt about its future.
“I’m quite happy that Rudi has performed well, because I remember very well the positions taken, everywhere, when he was appointed, he said on the subject. I like it when someone comes out of adversity with their own values and those of the institution. If Rudi can arrive at the end of the season with goals achieved, we will have the same vision as in the past, we will judge both on his performance and on the potential to be able to continue. If there was any very, very good news, obviously anything would be possible. “
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