The OM boat is rocking very seriously. Pablo Longoria would consider removing André Villas-Boas from his post. To replace him, the sporting director would have made Ernesto Valverde, the former coach of Barça, his priority.
Olympique de Marseille did not say goodbye definitively to qualifying places for the Champions League, but it is not really very far. This Saturday, the Marseillais led the break on the ground of AS Monaco on the score of a goal to zero. If in the game everything was far from perfect, the result was him, however quite good. But now, in the second half, the Asémistes inflicted a severe three zero on OM, thus winning, in the final, three goals to one.
With this defeat, the Phocéens have not tasted victory for five meetings and a confrontation against Montpellier. They followed with a draw against Dijon (0-0) then three defeats in a row (PSG, Nîmes and Lens) before that of this Saturday therefore. This Sunday morning, André Villas-Boas’ players are in sixth position in Ligue 1, 13 points behind the leader, Paris, and eight points from the third position occupied by OL and qualifying for the next C1.
Longoria wants Valverde
Questions are therefore starting to arise in the Marseille staff. According to our information, some tensions have arisen recently between Pablo Longoria, the sports director of OM, and the coach, André Villas-Boas. This would concern the sale of Morgan Sanson, the Portuguese being not in favor. Therefore, is the idea of changing coaches slowly maturing in the minds of decision-makers in Marseille?
This is what a journalist from the Movistar taken over by the media Ace announces that OM would have made Ernesto Valverde, the former coach of Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona, their priority to replace an AVB, who would no longer be the weight in the locker room and that some players would have let go. Negotiations have not yet started, but Valverde would therefore be Pablo Longoria’s priority. It remains to be seen if AVB will leave and if Longoria will be able to be very convincing once again.