Lyon’s Jean-Michel Aulas makes peace with Marseille president Pablo Longoria

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Speaking at this afternoon’s unveiling of January arrivals Tanguy Ndombele and Romain Faivre, Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas notably spoke about the departure last month of former director Juninho, who unexpectedly left six months before the end of his contract.

His words transcribed in RMC Sport, Aulas also explained that he had made peace with Marseille president Pablo Longoria in the wake of the incidents that saw the first Olympico of the season postponed. He explains that the two men had lunch before last night’s 2-1 win for Les Gones.

“Things didn’t go well, against our will. Juni made the decision without even informing us. It created turbulence which is hard to take in when you have the harmonious business and club experience that I have. I’m the most saddened about this. Vincent [Ponsot, director of football] was with me when we went to Los Angeles to go and get him after a few attempts. It was a disappointment.”

“It may surprise you, but we saw to it that Pablo and his assistants be invited before the match. We had lunch, not a fraternal one, but one with a peace pipe in the middle which allowed us to have a good time. Despite his disappointment at the end of the game, Pablo came to thank us.”


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