A failure. When taking stock of Peter Bosz’s passage to Olympique Lyonnais, it is difficult to use another word. Recruited for his offensive and attractive game philosophy on May 29, 2021, the Dutch technician was expected in Lyon. There, we saw in him the man capable of turning the Rhodanians over. Despite a CV as long as the arm, Bosz also arrived with the label of a coach who had not won major successes. Indeed, before his arrival between Rhône and Saône, his record consisted of a Dutch amateur championship title with AGOVV Apeldoorn (2001-02) and a D2 champion title with Heracles Almelo (2004- 05).
A failure in Lyon
It should also be noted that he was a Europa League finalist with Ajax Amsterdam in 2016-17. It was also that year that he crossed paths with OL in the C3 semi-finals. His team won 4-1 in the first leg before losing 3-1 in the return. On the side of Lyon, we have not forgotten Peter Bosz. And when it was necessary to find a new coach to replace Rudi Garcia, his name came out of the hat. He was not the priority since it was Christophe Galtier. But when the latter refused the advances of Les Gones, the Dutchman became the number one choice of the leaders. Quickly, Bosz, who remained on failed experiences at Borussia Dortmund (2017-18) and Bayer Leverkusen (2017-18), got to work.
But his first season on the Lyon bench was very disappointing with an eighth place in Ligue 1 and elimination from the Europa League against West Ham. Without a European Cup, OL nevertheless kept the Dutchman last summer. This had even surprised the coach who had admitted that he should have been fired. His dismissal took place on October 9. After a successful start to the season (4 wins and 1 draw), OL collapsed and followed up with a series of 5 unsuccessful matches (4 losses and 1 draw). In addition to the results, the fact that he did not manage to put his paw on the team, his choices and his inability to improve his players weighed in the balance.
Bosz had touches with clubs
He was therefore thanked and replaced by Laurent Blanc, who despite everything launched a few young people like Lukeba and Gusto during his stay. Free and on the market, Peter Bosz was quickly contacted by clubs. Shortly after his departure, he was on the shortlist for Stuttgart, which had just fired Pellegrino Matarazzo. But the Germans finally bet on another option. Then Wolverhampton showed up. Positive discussions had even taken place between the management of the club and the coach had explained the Telegraph. But again, Bosz was beaten. Wolves bet that Julen Lopetegui, who had turned down the job for family reasons.
Since then, the coach, who has returned to the country, has been talked about recently. He was seen at the end of October in the stands during a match for his former club (Heracles Almelo). He was accompanied by his former deputy Hendrie Krüzen, who had notably accompanied him to Lyon. Since then, Peter Bosz has been patient while waiting to resume service. This is his objective, he who has therefore already spoken with several formations since his departure from OL a little over a month ago now. All that remains is to find a project that can match it.