Rejected from his position as president a few months ago by John Textor, whom he himself had chosen, Jean-Michel Aulas continues to carefully follow everything that is happening among the residents of Groupama Stadium. And, in his usual style, to widely communicate his opinion via his social networks, alternating between the iron fist and the velvet glove. Which he did not fail to do, once again, after the latest rumors informing of a rapprochement between the new Lyon boss and Juninho, appointed sporting director of OL under “JMA” between 2019 and 2021.
According to information from L'Équipe, the American owner of the seven-time French champion club would like to make Juninho, former glory of the club, his advisor. Which is reminiscent of the role that Bernard Lacombe played with Jean-Michel Aulas for years. And the historic former president of OL validated the arrival of “Juni” at OL on his X account (formerly Twitter): “If this is confirmed it is a very good initiative and we must consider a solution to It seems to me that Juni has operational powers, that’s what he wants?”
Two years ago, the Brazilian resigned from his position as sporting director, believing that he did not have the necessary power to maneuver the Lyon boat. Jean-Michel Aulas then made a series of sensational media outings against him.