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Lyon last in the table, Grosso sacked - Football

2023-11-30T19:00:18.590Z

Highlights: Lyon last in the table, Grosso sacked - Football.com. The former world champion had taken the team from Laurent Blanc. Two months ago he landed in Lyon, after 30 days the injuries to his face after the terrible assault on the team bus heading to the Vélodrome in Marseille. The club is very active in the search for a successor. Bruno Genesio, who has just been dumped by Rennes. Igor Tudor and Jorge Sampaoli.


The former world champion had taken the team from Laurent Blanc (ANSA)


Two months ago he landed in Lyon, after 30 days the injuries to his face after the terrible assault on the team bus heading to the Vélodrome in Marseille, today the dismissal: Fabio Grosso's adventure on the bench of Olympique Lyon was all uphill, it did not last long and ended with meagre results: 7 points in 12 games, Only one win, 3 draws and 4 defeats, team last in the standings.

The club's statement confirmed in the afternoon the news of the exoneration released in the morning by the sports newspaper L'Equipe: "taking into account the results obtained and after an in-depth analysis of the situation, the OL has decided to start the procedure for breaking the employment contract with Fabio Grosso and his collaborators, Raffaele Longo, Francesco Vaccariello, Vittorio Carello and Mauro Carretta".

Replacing him in these hours will be the head of youth training, Pierre Sage, but the club is very active in the search for a successor. The president, the American businessman John Textor, and the sporting director David Friio, who this morning broke the delay by giving up the former Italian world champion in 2006, are on the trail of Bruno Genesio, who has just been dumped by Rennes. But the rumours within the club do not rule out surprises such as Igor Tudor and Jorge Sampaoli.

The crisis of Lyon, who finished 7th and out of the European competitions last year, has become dramatic in recent weeks. Last Sunday, the defeat against Lille precipitated the situation. The management wants a swerve since the next ones are key matches: Saturday in Lens and, above all, next Wednesday in Marseille, to make up for the match that could not be played on October 29 due to the assault of the Marseille ultras on the Lyon bus, with the injury to the face of Fabio Grosso, to whom 12 stitches were applied.

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