Sylvinho and clubicoon Juninho get technical guidance in Lyon

Memphis Depay and Kenny Tete get a Brazilian coach at Olympique Lyon. Sylvinho follows Bruno Génésio. The ex-defender is on the intercession of his compatriot Juninho Pernambucano, the new technical director of the French club.

Juninho (44) applies if a clubicoon with Olympique Lyon. The playmaker, a specialist in free kicks, led the French club between 2001 and 2008, to seven league titles in a row. The 40-fold international will now be in Lyon back as technical director.

“Juninho is going to start soon, he already has a new coach chosen,” said chairman Jean-Michel Aulas Saturday after a 4-0 victory from Lyon to Caen on the penultimate matchday in Ligue 1. “We are now in agreement with Sylvinho.”

The 45-year-old Sylvinho played between 1994 and 2010 for Corinthians, Arsenal, Celta de Vigo, FC Barcelona and Manchester City. He won with Barcelona to three league titles and two Champions League.

The former full-worked the last few years as assistant coach at Internazionale and the Brazilian national team. He was recently promoted to coach of the olympic team of his country. According to French media Sylvinho a contract for two years at Lyon. He also takes an assistant from Brazil.

Juninho in his time as a player of Olympique Lyon. (Photo: Pro Shots)

Lyon next season in Champions League

Génésio made a month ago, announced that he, after this season, departs for Lyon. The 52-year-old Frenchman, that is definitely this season well under pressure stood, is since december 2015 at the bank with the ‘Les Gones’.

With the gain on Caen suggested Olympique Lyon on Saturday for the third spot in the Ligue 1 and with that a ticket for the preliminary round of the Champions League safely.

Memphis took two goals to his account. It is unclear if the spits of Orange next season also when Lyon plays. The 25-year-old former PSV’there has it no secret that he likes to go to a European top club will.

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