"Juninho ended his playing career in January having had spells at Al-Gharafa, Vasco da Gama and the New York Red Bulls after leaving Lyon in 2009."
Rio de Janeiro, May 16 - Former Brazil international midfielder Juninho is reportedly in the shortlist of candidates to coach French football club Lyon.

Juninho has been in contact with the Ligue 1 club's officials after current coach Remi Garde announced he will leave at the end of the season, according to Brazilian sports news portal Lancenet, reports Xinhua.

The 39-year-old has made no secret of his desire to coach Lyon, who he helped to seven consecutive league titles as a player from 2002 to 2008.

Juninho ended his playing career in January having had spells at Al-Gharafa, Vasco da Gama and the New York Red Bulls after leaving Lyon in 2009.

Garde's side are currently fifth in Ligue 1 and must defeat Nice in Saturday's final match of the season to earn a spot in the 2014-15 Europa League.


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