The Portuguese coach of OM is under contract until next June and a certain Laurent Blanc would still be interested in the position.
In a year and a half at theOM, André Villas-Boas went through all the states. The Portuguese manager was cheered by fans last season for raising the Marseille club to the Champions League, and the players even begged him to stay in post after Andoni Zubizarreta left. He is now under fire from critics and comments on his team’s play even derail him in front of the press! From there to convince him to return his apron?
In any case, if “AVB” leaves at the end of his contract next June, President Jacques-Henri Eyraud may have a ready-made solution: that of inducting Laurent Blanc on the Marseille sideline. . The 98 world champion, free since 2016 and his departure from PSG, would be delighted to take the reins of theOM, where he played from 97 to 99. It is Franck Passi, his (future) assistant, who explains it to the Football Club de Marseille site.
White prefers to go abroad, but …
“It is clear that initially, we prefer to go abroad, that would be a very interesting idea for us. In football, you don’t know. One day, an opportunity may drop, if it’s Olympique de Marseille, that we are free, that we can do it and that we want to go to Marseille and well we will go to OM . But it is clear that at the start, we cannot know, we cannot say we prefer this or that… Football does not work like that… ”, details Passi, who was assistant to Marcelo Bielsa (2014- 2015) then coach of OM in 2016.
Interesting tracks abroad, Laurent Blanc does not really have any at the moment, he who played in Serie A (Napoli and Inter), in La Liga (Barça) and in the Premier League (Man utd). And the Marseilles gate could therefore open next spring. It remains to be seen whether “The President” is ready to join a club which abandoned the “Champions Project”, launched by Frank McCourt in 2016, to enter into a player trading policy. He will not have the same stability as in Bordeaux and at PSG.
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