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Jean-Michel Aulas: "Bruno Genesio's future will be decided at the end of the season"

Published on 02 April 2019 at 11:12 PM
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OL's president and head coach spoke about the club's short-term plans following Tuesday night's 3-2 Coupe de France semifinal loss to Rennes.

Jean-Michel Aulas

I met with Bruno. We had agreed that if we went to the final and finished on the podium, there would be a two-year extension. I was happy to propose this renewal because I think he's done a very good job. Unfortunately, we will not go to the final... The decision will be made at the end of the season. I thank Bruno... He's had good performances, he is discreet and he respected the deal. This must serve as a lesson for journalists. I am sad that I can not announce the extension. I had planned to make this announcement at the end of the season, but Bruno wanted to know. The extension is not totally ruled out but it will depend on the results. He may also want to listen to the other offers. 

I met with the 12 supporters groups. I tried to explain the method to come up with a fair solution for the club. I found it distressing how the press worked. Everything you said was wrong, unfortunately for Bruno and for the club. I am angry at what was said without knowing about the situation... We did a lot of work on what was best for the institution. We have to analyze what could be good or bad for the institution over the next few years. The supporters told me that they felt like there were fewer people at the stadium while breaking the attendance records."

Bruno Genesio 

I'm very disappointed with the elimination. Personal interests go after the institution. I am not the exception. I am very disappointed not to go to the finals, let me repeat. There are eight league games left and I will give everything to help the club reach the Champions League. It's the most important thing. The objective is to move within less than three points of Lille before facing them. 

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