Lyon Confirms The Appointment Of Former Italian Defender, Fabio Grosso As New Manager

Olympique Lyonnais have appointed Fabio Grosso as their new manager to replace Laurent Blanc, the French club announced on Saturday (Today).

The 45-year-old former Italian defender, replaces Ex-France centre-back, Laurent Blanc, who was sacked on Monday with the French club bottom of Ligue 1.

Grosso played for Lyon between 2007 and 2009 and has previously managed Bari, Hellas Verona and Brescia in Italy, before a spell at Sion in Switzerland.

“The former Italian international defender, World Cup champion in 2006, has committed to the club until June 30, 2024, with the option to extend his contract for an additional season,” the club said.

Fabio Grosso has managed Bari, Hellas Verona and Brescia in Italy. He was also in charge of Fc Sion in Switzerland.

His most recent role saw him take over at Frosinone in March 2021.

He led the club to the Italian Serie B title last season, gaining promotion to Serie A, but Grosso chose not to renew his contract there.

According to Lyon, Grosso will take charge next Monday.

Meanwhile, Lyon’s next game is at home to Le Havre on Sunday.

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