President of Olympique Lyonnais since 1987, Jean-Michel Aulas (71) knows that his long adventure at the club will not be eternal. The boss of the Rhone club feels ready to keep his job until he is 75 as he explained to L’Équipe recently.
And for the rest, he would see Tony Parker as his perfect successor. “I felt in this immense sportsman a man of a very big sensitivity and with a history a little like mine, him in the sport, me in the business part”, he made known in this interview.
The former San Antonio Spurs player spoke about this during a live on the Twitch platform with Gaël Monfils. He said he was honored by the words of the President of OL and took the opportunity to highlight his very good work at the head of the club.
“It is an honor. For me, Jean-Michel Aulas, he’s the best club president in all sports for the past 30 years. If, in three or four years, I am his successor … if he nominates me for this position, it’s something sick. Frankly it’s heart-warming. It will be hard to refuse.” Tony Parker has four years ahead of him to prepare for it.