It’s been in the air for a few weeks now. It is now done. Jocelyn Jorvinek, under contract until June 2023, is no longer coach of Lille. Technician Bretton and Lusk agreed to an amicable separation. A club press release corroborated this information on Thursday, which began leaking in the afternoon. He arrived in the north to replace Christophe Galtier, in the summer of 2021, Gourvenic qualified for the French champion club for the knockout stages of the Champions League (elimination against Chelsea), but could not do better than the tenth place in the French League.
At the beginning of winter, however, he seemed to reverse this trend somewhat, spurred by some mistrust of his signature. But the chaotic end of the championship for his team, which was reflected in the facts with three successes over the past ten days, will determine his fate. But with the mastiff, he won the Champions Cup against Paris Saint-Germain (1-0). Despite some eruptions, the transplant didn’t really spread further north. And in the evening, the former midfielder posted a farewell message on his Instagram account.
“A page turns. I wanted to thank my staff, all the LOSC staff, the athletes and the administrators, as well as all the players, he wanted to welcome them. A committed and cohesive group with whom we have lived historic moments for LOSC! Champions Cup (against Paris Saint-Germain, 1-0) and this round. The great champion in the Champions League (up to the last 16 against Chelsea)! Also, thanks to all the fans who have supported me throughout the season.”
Lille’s leaders had clearly identified his successor. According to compatible sources, it will be the Portuguese Paulo Fonseca. The former AS Roma or Shakhtyor Donetsk coach will be offered a two-year contract, with an optional third year.