Laurent Blanc is still stationed in Lyon but for how long? If we are to believe the information from Foot Mercato, Lyon’s heavy defeat at home, against PSG (1-4), on September 3 in Ligue 1, would have condemned the 1998 world champion.

Many names of replacements have already come out, such as those of Marcelo Gallardo, Thiago Motta, Will Still or Graham Potter, but all have refused to join the Rhone club. But one has not yet refused, the 45-year-old Italian coach, Gennaro Gattuso.

Close to OL owner John Textor, agent Jorge Mendes would have proposed Gattuso to Lyon management to replace Laurent Blanc. The Italian, free from any contract since his one-year experience at Valencia last season, and who rejected offers from Saudi Arabia this summer, could take over the bottom of Ligue 1.