Lyon coach Rudi Garcia said he was ready to continue his journey elsewhere.
Rudi Garcia has not yet extended his contract with Olympique Lyonnais. And he’s not at all sure he’ll end up doing it. The experienced technician, however, is not worried more than that by this situation and for the future he does not rule out any options.
Before this Sunday’s match against Nantes, Garcia spoke to Canal +. He has clearly shown his desire to continue with the club he joined at the start of last season, but he also ensures that a challenge elsewhere would not bother him.
“I hope to be here, otherwise it will be elsewhere”
“Of course I want to continue with the president, I think it’s a club that suits me well, a relaxed club, he confided to the encrypted channel. I have peace of mind about that. I hope it will be here, otherwise it will be elsewhere. “
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The ball is therefore in the court of Jean-Michel Aulas. The president of Gones had released in February: “Today the question does not arise. We had a long discussion with Rudi. We planned to see each other when we could make the decisions. “Juni” (Juninho the sporting director) will also participate in our reflection. But obviously, what he is doing at the moment militates to prolong the future ”. At the time, Lyon was 2nd in the Ligue 1 standings. Today, and despite the success against the Canaries, the Rhone residents are 4th, three points behind 1st place.
With Garcia, OL have yet to win any trophy. His last cup dates back to 2012 with the Coupe de France. The Rhone also missed the qualification for the European Cup. Only a place in the last four of the last C1 brightens up this disappointing record.
Garcia also spoke about Juninho, with whom he has worked together since his arrival. He admitted that he would not be against a more fluid collaboration between them: “Juni is a good man, but sometimes he has the qualities of his faults, he is a bit like me when I started out, he started off quickly. We need to be more complementary. Considering what it represents, we could use it better ”.