Laurent Blanc was appointed on Sunday 9 October as Olympique Lyonnais coach. “He is able to face the challenge without problems “, his former teammate in France, Bixente Lizarazu, reacted to franceinfo.
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“He manages to face the challenge without problems“, estimated Bixente Lizarazu, football consultant of France info, 1998 world champion, regarding the appointment this Sunday 9 October of Laurent Blanc, 56, as the new coach of Olympique Lyonnais. Six years after his departure from PSG, returns to Ligue 1 and succeeds Peter Bosz, sacked after a streak of five games without a win in the league.
The OLs are in great trouble and need to be revived. “What must bring to Lyon is trust. It is a team that has talented players but does not show it on the pitch, so there is management work to be done and tactically.“, to analyze Bixente Lizarazu.
“He can bring his experience as a coach, his vision of football, his style, with a game of possession in particular”Bixente Lizarazu, France Info football consultant
Laurent Blanc has not coached in Ligue 1 since leaving PSG in 2016 “.It was time for him to return to the French league. He has two careers that I have found remarkable, in Bordeaux and at PSG. At PSG when we look at the careers of the different coaches they have followed, he is one of the best performing.said Bixente Lizarazu, before continuing, He has pretty clear ideas about football and the football he loves.“
Laurent Blanc comes out of a long period of inactivity and a failed parenthesis in Qatar, in the club of Al Rayyan who thanked him last February after 18 months without a title. His return to Ligue 1 will be carefully structured. He remains one of the best coaches in the history of the Italian championship. In just six seasons, three at Bordeaux (2007-2010), and as many at PSG (2013-2016), he has won four league titles, including three in the capital. Laurent Blanc also offered PSG a game identity, based on offensive and ball possession.