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Press release

Published on 24 May 2021 at 12:15 PM
Communiqué de presse

The day after the defeat against Nice, Olympique Lyonnais, who finished in 4th place in Ligue 1 with 76 points, can announce that Jean-Michel Aulas, Vincent Ponsot and Juninho have met with Rudi Garcia this Monday morning to confirm the end of his contract, which started in October 2019.

This decision was taken in order to breathe new life into the first team, which will play, for the 24th time in a row, in a European competition (including 18 times in the Champions League), with the  2019/2020 season not having come to its natural end.

OL would like to thank Rudi Garcia, under whom the club played in a Champions League semi-final in August 2020 at the Lisbon Final 8.

Olympique Lyonnais is already preparing the construction of an ambitious new project. The choice made by the institution to end many of the team's management contracts on June 30 will allow for the start of a new cycle whose ambitions will remain more driven towards European success than ever (OL is the French club who have played the most European matches - 270 - and have the greatest number of seasons playing in a European competition - 41).

The club will soon be release news about its new organizational goals, which are possible thanks to a squad rich in talents, which it will also refresh with an eye towards success in both domestic competition and the Europa League.

Olympique Lyonnais would particularly like to thank the fan groups for their support and energy and looks forward to their return to Groupama Stadium.