Marcelino does not travel to Amsterdam and his departure from Marseille seems a fact

The Spanish coach of Marseille, Marcelino García Toralhas not traveled with the expedition of the Olympic to Amsterdam, where the French club will begin its participation in the Europa League against Ajax on Thursday, and his departure from the entity should be announced shortly, a source close to the case reported this Wednesday.

According to this same source, Marcelino, who arrived this summer in Marseille to replace the Croatian in office Igor Tudor and what is being highly criticized for his style of play by the followers of Olympique de Marseille, it would be replaced on the bench in Amsterdam and on an interim basis by his until now assistant Abandoned Panchoformer Marseille player.

One of the names circulating to occupy Marcelino’s place is that of Jean Pierre Papinidol of Marseille, for which he played from 1986 to 1992, and of the French national team (30 goals in 54 games), but with little experience as a coach, with just two seasons in the elite, in Strasbourg (2006-2007) and Lens (2007-2008).

Chaos at the Olympique de Marseille

The French club is experiencing chaotic hours, with emergency meetings and uncertainty about the future not only of Marcelino, but also of the president. Pablo Longoria and several of his closest collaborators.

On Tuesday, the newspaper The team reported that Marcelino had informed the players of his intention to leave the entity for solidarity with his compatriot Longoriawhich the day before would have been threatened with deathdepending on the channel Eurosportduring a meeting with the club’s ultras, dissatisfied with the results and, above all, with the entity’s sports policy.

According to a source close to the case, the Marseille leaders were left “in a state of shock” at the fan virulence. In a statement, the club wrote that “the OM board cannot accept personal threats. “Its members cannot tolerate individual attacks and any form of unfounded public defamation.”

The defeat against Panathinaikos, key

The crisis has exploded in Marseille less than two months after the start of the season. Arriving in the summer, Marcelino was very touched after failing to qualify the team for the Champions group stageeliminated in the third round of the qualifying round by Panathinaikos.

In the Ligue 1Marseille is fourth with nine points in five games, but above all it is being highly criticized by the poor team play. Last Sunday, after a goalless draw against Toulouse at the Vélodrome, the team and the technician were fired with a big fight by the fans, who invited the players “to sweat their shirts or leave.”

2023-09-20 10:48:07
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