"I will be part of the continuity and bring only a few alterations.It is a precision machine". 50 years old, Jean-Luc Vasseur signed a two-year contract and succeeds Reynald Pedros (2017-2019) on the bench of Olympique Lyonnais, the world's best women's football club. "I'm counting on the chance to come to a huge national and european club, I've visited the museum and we feel the weight of this institution.The bar is high but it's in the DNA of this club. to set high but achievable goals "commented the former coach of Créteil (National and L2), Reims (L2), Paris FC (L2) and Châteauroux (L2). The French coach also worked a dozen years at the training center of Paris Saint-Germain.
For Gérard Houllier, OL's technical adviser, Vasseur is "the right man to help girls who are eager to learn, and given his temperament to be in the culture and philosophy of Lyon". "He has professional routines that come from his experience in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 and they will inevitably feed the new life of OL players"continued Houllier. For his part, the President of the OL, Jean-Michel Aulas, insisted on what brought him on this choice: "It's a demand from the players to have more and more professionalism.We are reaching a higher notch in terms of coaching with Jean-Luc Vasseur".
Four recruits in reinforcement
Along with the arrival of Jean-Luc Vasseur On the bench of the reigning French champion, the club Olympique Lyonnais expects four new players to start the next season. The president of the OL, Jean-Michel Aulas, indeed announced at a press conference the arrivals of Nikita Parris, the Manchester City center-forward and English international (25), from Jaice Cayman, current Belgian international defender of Montpellier (30 years), as well as the young Finnish goalkeeper of Bayern Munich, Katriina Talaslahti, (18 years old) and Portuguese striker Levante, Jessiva Silva (24 years).
Moreover, the attacker Emelyne Laurent, currently with the France team at the World Cup, will make a loan return from Guingamp and the French international goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi should extend to Lyon for three years to polish a workforce that will remain at the top of what is done globally.