A bottom spot, only one win in fourteen games and a negative goal difference of -16. The sad record of Olympique Lyonnais as the international break looms Grégory Coupet, who played for Les Gones between 1997 and 2008. It also angers the former international. In an interview with Le Parisien, the 50-year-old former player did not hide his frustration at seeing the current state of the club, at all levels.
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Coupet did not spare the dressing room and a squad that "scandalised" him because of the "lack of rebellion" but the main culprit in his eyes remained John Textor, the new owner of the club whom he did not trust to turn the situation around: "He scares me. You only have to look at what he did at Molenbeek: they went up with a staff and he sacked everyone! I would tend to understand that it changes when things go wrong. But if he also does it when things are going well...»
Believing that the return of Bruno Genesio to the bench could be a good solution even if Pierre Sage has taken over from Fabio Grosso who was dismissed from his position, Coupet does not seem to expect much from the arrival of Juninho in a role of advisor to the president: "He will come back as an advisor and will be in Lyon once a month... But what big club do you see that in? It's just not possible. I have nothing against Juni, but how can you offer a position like that? First of all, it's difficult to establish authority over the players...»