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Olympique Lyonnais and Jean-Luc Vasseur have taken the joint decision to end their collaboration

Published on 27 April 2021 at 10:48 AM
L'Olympique Lyonnais et Jean-Luc Vasseur ont pris la décision commune de mettre fin à leur collaboration
After elimination in the Women's Champions League quarterfinals, which had not happened since the 2014/2015 season, several discussions were carried out internally in order to find the necessary mechanisms to allow the team to finish what has been a challenging season well: the absences of Griedge Mbock and Ada Hegerberg through long-term injuries, and more recently the absences of Sara Gunnarsdottir on maternity leave and Damaris Egurrola, who will be out injured until the end of the season, and a wave of COVID-19 that affected more than half of the squad.

After a period of discussion, Olympique Lyonnais and Jean-Luc Vasseur have jointly decided to end their collaboration as of Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Jean-Michel Aulas and Vincent Ponsot met with the entire women's first team this Tuesday morning to notify them of this decision and inform them of the appointment of Sonia Bompastor as head coach through June 30, 2023. Director of the women's academy since 2013, holder of a DEF as a manager, the former French international takes over the management of the team with whom she played for six seasons, winning as many league titles as well as three French Cups and two Champions Leagues, including the club's first in 2011.

Olympique Lyonnais would like to thank Jean-Luc Vasseur for his investment and his collaboration, having brought the club a fifth consecutive Champions League as well as a French league title, a Coupe de France and a Trophée des Championnes, and the club will now rely on all of the players and staff to demonstrate their immense qualities in this final sprint with the objective of winning a 15th consecutive league title as champion of France.