Rangers Europa League rival coach given vote of confidence ahead of tie
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Rangers Europa League rival coach given vote of confidence ahead of tie

Lyon coach Peter Bosz has been given a vote of confidence by the French club’s owner, Jean-Michel Aulas, ahead of next week’s Europa League tie against Rangers.

Rangers have already secured the runners-up spot in Group A behind Lyon after their win over Sparta Prague and therefore the clash offers a chance to experiment.

Peter Bosz has been given a vote of confidence by the Lyon owner ahead of the sides Europa League clash with Rangers. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Bosz, who was only appointed in the summer, hasn’t had the best of starts in France. While their European form is excellent, the side are struggling in the league.

They sit in midtable, winning only six of their league fixtures so far this campaign. However, the club’s owner has publicly backed him on Twitter.

“This record is too severe [translated],” he wrote in response to a critical L’Equipe article. “We can also say that 1 game is missing (OM). The points gap with the podium is limited, the course in UEFA is good 5 wins out of 5, qualifying in 1 / 8th assured. I take the bets: OL with Peter will be there!”

Usually, a vote of confidence is enough to strike fear into any manager, however, Aulas seems to be genuine in his message regarding the Dutchman’s future.

Regardless of domestic form, the French team will still prove to be tough opposition, especially away from Ibrox.

Lyon prevailed in the first meeting between the teams on matchday one at Ibrox, as our campaign got off to a poor start.

With Giovanni van Bronckhorst winning his first three matches in charge, confidence is now high at the club, though, and a win is not unrealistic.

Peter Bosz will be hoping to lead Lyon to six wins out of six in the Europa League group stages when he comes up against Rangers. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Hopefully, we can recreate our vintage performance against Lyon in 2007 when we triumphed 3-0 on French soil.

In other Rangers news, van Bronckhorst has confirmed a notable absentee has returned to the squad ahead of the Dundee tie.

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