This Tuesday a new era has opened at Olympique Lyon. John Textorthe guru of virtual reality in Hollywood, winner of eight Oscars for special effects and, in addition, owner of teams such as Crystal Palace or Botafogo, has been presented as the largest shareholder of the French team in a press conference in which he has not skimped on throwing a dart at the PSG project.
“I don’t like projects like PSG. If we continue to do what Jean-Michel Aulas has been doing for a few years and bring entertainment and technology, we can make more money than with a Qatari investor”assured textor forcefully when asked if his investment model at Lyon will resemble that of PSG or will approach that of the first years of Jean-Michel Aulas’ mandate, which will continue, despite the change in the organization chart in the entity, as club president.
In addition, Textor has been ambitious and has recognized that one of his goals is to win the Champions League with Lyon: “My first suggestion would be to take the example of women. I’m not kidding. When we bought Botafogo in Brazil, in the second division, they hadn’t won a title for several decades. And last year we managed to beat Flamengo. We want to win championships, Jean-Michel wants to return to the front line of the European scene, I want to win the Champions League. I hope we can dream of that.”