Already under fire, Jocelyn Gourvennec seems more than ever on the hot seat, after the loss of LOSC against PSG (2-1). His team is indeed on a series of 4 games without a win, in all competitions.
LOSC: Jocelyn Gourvennec suspended before Sevilla and Angers
Knocked down by PSG (2-1), Friday in the opening of the 12th day of League, LOSC is in decline after its title of champion of France 2021. The team of Jocelyn Gourvennec has not won a match in the last three days of the championship and falls to 11th place with 15 points. Plus grace, she is now under threat from her direct pursuers, RC Strasbourg (14 points), Montpellier HSC and Clermont Foot (13 points) who play Sunday.
The next game of Lille OSC against Angers SCO (Saturday 6 November) is likely to be decisive for the future of Christophe Galtier’s successor. Long before, the Mastiffs move to the field of FC Sevilla on Thursday, November 2, in the group stage of the Europa League. In the first leg, the two teams had separated on a draw (0-0) at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. And a possible defeat by Lille would be crucial for Jocelyn Gourvennec. Meanwhile, the new coach of LOSC exposed himself to a sacking for his bad results. Some media openly announce him on suspension or in an ejection chair.
Lille OSC coach regrets after defeat in Paris
To return to the last results of LOSC in L1, he was surprised by Clermont Foot (1-0), then hung by Stade Brestois (1-1) and obviously overturned against Paris Saint-Germain. Lille led the Parisians thanks to its scorer Jonathan David (0-1, 31e), before being joined (1-1, 74e), then doubled (2-1, 88e). A defeat that left big regrets to Jocelyn Gourvennec. “It’s a great frustration. […] It was a game where we had to lead by two goals,” he regretted a clear chance missed by David just after the break (47e).
“This is where the scenario was played out, because we know very well that with Paris it’s never over. We think it’s a shame to miss that opportunity, because we had really got some very clear situations in the first minute of each half. It’s very difficult to say that we leave with 0 points,” commented the LOSC coach.