OL: John Textor starts with a rookie from Brazil

Things are seriously starting to move on the side of OL. Pending the formalization of the sale of the Rhone club to John Textor, the American billionaire is in the process of setting up his board of directors with his relatives.

The sale of OL is only a matter of days. After several weeks of imbroglio, John Textor is finally willing to buy Lyon. A boon for the club, 7 times champion of France, which has been trampling in Ligue 1 since last year and which, plunged to a disappointing eighth place in the league, is moving away from European places. There are only documents left from the Premier League for the owner of Crystal Palace to buy the Rhone club. Instead of patiently waiting, John Textor activates and begins the Lyon revolution. The businessman is in the process of setting up the new Gones board of directors with the presence of leaders close to his entourage.

John Textor invites the president of Botafogo to sit on the OL board

On the set of the Camisa 7 channel, Carlos Augusto Montenegro said that the current president of Botafogo, a club 90% owned by John Textor, was going to be part of the board of directors of Olympique Lyonnais. “He will be one of those who will have two or three meetings a year in France” confided the former Brazilian leader, notably passed by Botafogo. Thus, Durcesio Mello, president of Alvinegro, will obtain, like Jean-Michel Aulas, a place on the prestigious new board of directors of OL. If nothing has yet been formalized, Jason Wong boss of the Eagles and Thierry Dailly, president of Racing de Molenbeek, another club owned by John Textor, could also be part of this board of directors. Lyon supporters are probably eager to see in which direction the club will go, which has been in a gradual free fall for the past few years. The European Cup objective has indeed been launched at OL.

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