Gennaro Gattuso is set to take over as head coach of Olympique Lyonnais, according to Gianluca di Marzio’s report on Monday.
Lyon severed company with the 1998 World Cup winner by mutual consent on Monday. Blanc’s position was under threat after a string of dismal outcomes this summer. Les Gones have drawn one and lost three of their first four Ligue 1 games after a dismal preseason. Lyon’s 4-1 home defeat by Paris Saint-Germain proved to be the final straw for the illustrious centre-back.
Gattuso is reportedly the replacement for Blanc, according to Lyon manager and CEO of Eagle Football Holdings John Textor.
The 2006 World Cup winner for Italy is currently a free agent after leaving Valencia CF by mutual consent last January. Gattuso has worked as a coach for AC Milan and Napoli. Di Marzio understands that the Rossoneri’s two-time Champions League winner (2003, 2007) is close to taking over Les Gones.
The Italian journalist says that only a few formalities are missing before Gattuso signs the contract with Lyon. The legendary AC Milan holding midfielder might possibly take charge of OL when they face promoted Ligue 1 club Le Havre on Sunday.