Fournier’s job safe, for now

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas admits the club will take stock of their lack of progress this season during the winter break.

Les Gones head coach Hubert Fournier impressively led them to a second-placed finish in Ligue 1 last season, but hasn't been able to lift them to similar heights this term with the team languishing down in sixth spot with just seven wins in 18 league games.

Rumours of Fournier's impending removal have begun to surface, but Aulas revealed he would not be making a change before the turn of the year with just two matches left before they go on break.

"Fournier will be the manager for the last two matches of 2015 (against Tours FC in the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday and GFC Ajaccio in Ligue 1 on Sunday)," he told the official Ligue 1 website.

"It would not be sensible when we're playing on Wednesday, in three days, to change things. I think we're responsible people.

"During the winter break, we'll have to take stock of what we've done well and what we've done less well. In that way, if there are decisions to be taken, we can take them during the winter break or wait for better days.

"Everyone has made mistakes – players, president, and manager. We can't think that simply by waving a magic wand things are going to work themselves out by only changing the manager or by changing one or two players."