Speaking to ESPN, former Lyon manager Peter Bosz blames the club’s woes this season on a structural mentality issue, as Les Gones struggled this weekend with a loss against Strasbourg under the gaze of new owner John Textor.
The Dutchman, who was sacked following Lyon’s worst top tier run for 30 years earlier this year, said “There is of course a reason why they didn’t win a title in the years before me,” revealing that the problem at the club was bigger than himself or the players “In my opinion, the focus was too much on the players and there wasn’t really a winning mentality at the club. They wanted to do everything, but were not ready to put it into practice,” said the Dutchman.
Bosz is now, of course, unemployed. A run of four defeats in a row with Lyon earlier this season sealed his fate as Les Gones struggled in Ligue 1 even without the added pressure of European football, and it looks a tough task to try an return, as the club currently lingers in 9th place before their 20th game of the season.
GFFN | George Boxall