Olympique Lyonnais are ready to select Fabio Grosso as their new manager, according to Fabrizio Romano. Gennaro Gattuso was supposed to be the favorite for the post, but due to a last-minute change of heart, the plan to appoint the former Valencia manager has fallen through. Grosso will now take over as manager of Lyon.
Between 2007 and 2009, the former Brescia manager managed Lyon. Despite leading Frosinone to promotion from Serie B, the Italian coach quit in the summer.
Oliver Glasner and Graham Potter have both been mentioned as potential replacements for Laurent Blanc at Lyon, but neither has accepted the job.
Laurent Blanc resigned as manager of Lyon on Monday, citing mutual consent. With John Textor trying to appoint his replacement coach before the conclusion of the international break, Grosso‘s first match in command might be this weekend when Lyon face Le Havre.
Olympique Lyonnais now languish at the bottom of Ligue 1, giving the Italian manager a difficult task in turning around the fortunes of the 7-time Ligue 1 champions.