Lyon president: "It may not be too late" to finish cancelled Ligue 1 season

7 May 2020

Photo: PA Images "We are on the wrong track, it may not be too late to try to imagine, in the light of what is happening everywhere in Europe, something that is politically coherent: We had until the end August and maybe even early September to finish," Lyon's president, Jean-Michel Aulas, told French newspaper L'Équipe. 

Jean-Michel Aulas expects French football to lose around €700 million due to the decision to cancel the season.

The president's belief Ligue 1 could have been finished has been reinforced by other European leagues looking to reconvene.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

The president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas, believes there is a chance Ligue 1 could still be completed despite the French Football League (LFP) in April deciding to cancel the season.

The decision, which resulted in PSG being crowned champions with 10-11 matches remaining, was made after French prime minister Edouard Philippe said "big sporting affairs" including professional football would not be allowed to return before September.

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