Patrice Lair says he is looking for a new challenge to motivate him as a coach after spending four successful years as Olympique Lyonnais’ head coach.
Patrice spoke to OL official website ahead of this weekend’s Coupe de France Feminine match against Montpellier about why he has chosen to step down as manager and what he has learnt from his time at the club.
Lair explains that he was thinking about a change for a while and that perhaps he was getting a little fatigue and less motivated, but he leaves the club having met all the targets that were set for him.
Olympique Lyonnais have become a dominating force in European club football and at times appeared unbeatable. With the guidance of Lair, the French club consistently won trophies, however recently the club has suffered a couple of losses, one of which knocked them out of the Champions League.
Patrice says his biggest emotional wins were Champions League titles and the unofficial club World champion in Japan, because the squad gave everything to win this trophy.
Lair will be leaving Lyon in June, for now he is concentrating on the remainder of the season where he is confident the club can still win the double, even if there is fatigue.
What is next for the top coach? Patrice is hoping that someone will come to him with as much ambition and motivation that President Aulas expressed when he recruited Patrice for Lyon. Lair wants a challenge, something that will be motivating and express his qualities as a coach.
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