Gourvennec’s reaction to rumors about his future

LOSC Mercato: Rumors are rife about the future of Jocelyn Gourvennec. The Lille coach spoke on the subject.

LOSC Mercato: Gourvennec prefers to kick in touch for his future

Champion of France last season, Lille OSC is having a disappointing season. Two days before the end of the championship, LOSC is only 10th and is certain not to play in any European Cup next season. Enough to put a damper on the future of Jocelyn Gourvennec with the Mastiffs. At a press conference, the Lille coach was asked to comment on his future. He was content to acknowledge that as a coach, he will always be the most criticized. “I am a coach and I know very well that I am exposed, that I am the first target. Even when things are going well the coach’s choices, everyone comments on them, that’s the rule […] Everyone has the right to think what they want but I have the weakness to think that maybe I deserve a little more respect. It is only my feeling as a man and as a coach, ”admitted the successor of Christophe Galtier.

Already a short-list for the succession of Gourvennec in Lille?

Not (yet) worried about his future, Jocelyn Gourvennec especially wants to end this campaign on a high note. During its last two Ligue 1 outings, Lille OSC faced OGC Nice and Stade Rennais, two candidates for the podium. “I was recruited to ensure continuity with last season and I respected the roadmap. There are still two games and ten days left, I will continue to do my job, ”assured the LOSC coach.

While Gourvennec wants to end the season in style, names are already circulating for his succession to Lille. The name of David Bettoni, Zinedine Zidane’s former assistant at Real Madrid, has been mentioned. In recent hours, those of Antoine Kombouaré and Laurent Batlles have also been associated with the northern club.