Juninho, the return? Even at 48 years old, the former Brazilian international (40 caps, 6 goals) would perhaps not hurt OL with his right paw, in order to place some magical free kicks of which he had the secret during the days of his playing career. But it is obviously not in this register that “Juni” could return to Groupama Stadium: L’Équipe reveals this Friday that “John Textor hopes to make Juninho a special advisor, like Bernard Lacombe with Jean-Michel Aulas” , our colleagues specifying that “the two men spoke to each other”. If necessary, the Brazilian would not be at the club on a daily basis, as he may have been when he served as sports director of Lyonnais, between the summer of 2019 and the end of 2021. L'Équipe specifies that Juninho, based in Rio de Janeiro could also have responsibilities with Botafogo, another club in the Textor galaxy.
OL legend, Juninho played 344 matches and scored 100 goals with Les Gones. He contributed to the conquest of seven French championship titles, with a Coupe de France and five Champions Trophies as a bonus. Still looking for a first success in 2023-24, Fabio Grosso's players are last in the Ligue 1 standings before facing Rennes at Roazhon Park on Sunday (5:05 p.m.), during the 12th day of the championship.