Ex-team mates delight at Juninho appointment
A number of ex-Olympique Lyonnais stars have taken to social network site Twitter to show their delight at the appointment of former team mate Juninho, as the club’s new manager.
The Brazilian took his first press conference, since being unveiled as the manager of the French club, yesterday and social media has been flooded with reaction regarding his appointment. His comments were also a cause of hot topic, with the 38 year old stating it was ‘the start of a new era’ for the club and subsequently ‘#NewEra’ has been trending on the social network site Twitter.
In particular, ex-Olympique Lyonnais stars and former team mates of Juninho, were the most high profile names to discuss the ongoing at the Stade de Gerland. These footballing names included Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom, fellow countryman Cris and global star Karim Benzema.
Many footballing figures were quick voice their congratulations to the new Olympique Lyonnais boss, Juninho, through the use of social media.
There was the general vibe of excitement at Juninho’s appointment with his old friends wishing their congratulations and offering good luck. Real Madrid striker and France international posted, ”Great stuff to see Juninho the new Olympique Lyonnais manager! Best of luck buddy. #Legend #Boss #NewEra”.
Many followers of the club were also delighted at the hiring of a former fan favourite. Supporter spokesperson Brandon Loiseau said, "We are overjoyed that the chairman has decided to hand the opportunity to become our new manager, to a man we love in Juninho. This may be his first ever managerial role but we know his passion for the club combined with playing experience will make him successful, meaning we have high hopes for the future of Olympique Lyonnais. As many have said so far, the general buzz is that this really is the start of a new era."
Juninho will have plenty of pressure and expectation on his back however, after this good reception, with people generally hoping that he can translate his skills from on the field to off the field in this new managerial role he has decided to take on.