According to information from RMC Sport, the 45-year-old Italian coach is ready to join Olympique Lyonnais and take the place of Laurent Blanc, sacked on Monday. The AC Milan legend and 2006 world champion would have accepted the outlines of the project. On Monday, the Italian press already announced that the former coach of Milan, Naples and Valencia was in the process of becoming the coach of OL, currently last in the Ligue 1 standings with just one point in four matches.
After the refusal of several coaches, including Graham Potter, Gattuso should indeed return to OL and could even be on the Rhone bench on Sunday evening for the Le Havre reception. RMC specifies, however, that “it remains to obtain the final green light from John Textor”.