Football – Mercato – PSG
Sacked at the end of the season by the high authorities of PSG from Qatar and replaced by Luis Campos, Leonardo could have had a very different trajectory in recent years since the Brazilian sports director confirms having been approached by Jean-Michel Aulas on the side of the OL.
Without communicating officially on this subject the PSG recorded at the end of the season the departure of Leonardo who was however the sports director of the QSI project between 2011 and 2013, then between 2019 and 2022. An end to the collaboration which was done very discreetly, without however provoking the bitterness of the Brazilian leader: “ If I was given an explanation? Some things that are said internally should stay internal. This is what I experienced with the club. When we want to part with you, there is no good way to say it’s over (…) I leave with zero bitterness! Honestly, zero! Then I have my vision. But this is not the day to pour out. It’s to thank Qatar and Paris for giving me this opportunity. And I don’t do it out of demagoguery “, has explained Leonardo Friday in the columns of L’Equipe behind the scenes of his departure from PSG. But he also made other major revelations…
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OL tried a collaboration with Leonardo
Indeed, the president of theOL Jean-Michel Aulas tried to attract Leonardo at the head of its sports management a few years ago, as the main interested party indicated: “ It’s true. But I think it would be difficult. To see me as the manager of another important French club like Lyon would be complicated. Aulas has been there for 35 years, I take this opportunity to congratulate him because everything he has done is enormous. When you know the complexity of all this, his perseverance, his ideas, hats off “, told Leonardowhich could therefore have joined theOL hasbefore finally returning to PSG. And what about its future, when it could soon relaunch in FC Valencia ? : “ There is nothing concrete. It spoke a little, like that, but nothing more. The fact that people are talking about me there makes me happy. This is another club where I played (1991-1993). I was manager here (in Paris), in Milan, two clubs where I played. The fact of having played in a club is something positive “replies the former leader of the PSG.