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Crisis in OM: the club officially separates from Marcelino

Thus, he lasted only seven matches on the Olympique Marseille bench before leaving, driven out by pressure from Marseille fans who no longer wanted him. According to information from RMC Sport and Provence received earlier in the day, Marcelino has carried out his threats and decided to leave Marseille with his staff this Wednesday, after a Tuesday afternoon in which an unprecedented crisis erupted for the Marseille club.

The information was confirmed at 14:00 by OM in a press release. “Olympic Marseille believes that the events of September 18 do not allow Marcelino and his technical staff to perform in good conditions the function for which they were hired,” the club writes. As a result of this unfortunate situation, Marcelino and his team will not continue their mission at Olympique de Marseille. »

OM ‘extremely disappointed’

“Given the context, the entire club is extremely disappointed by the departure of the coach and technical staff, who only arrived in Marseille on June 23 and committed themselves fully to the club for extraordinary sporting reasons,” the press release continues.

L’Equipe newspaper reported early Tuesday that the Spanish coach, who arrived this summer to replace Croatian Igor Tudor, announced his departure to his players during morning training. The reason: a meeting that erupted on Monday between representatives of fans’ groups, management and staff, during which threats were allegedly made against the management and the Spanish coach. On Tuesday evening, the Olympic Club issued a press release in which it announced that part of the leadership was leaving their functions.

On Wednesday morning, Marcelino decided to uphold his decision to abandon the Marseilles ship. RMC Sport clarifies that the former Bilbao coach was in Commandery this morning. However, according to our information, he was not on the OM plane that flew to Amsterdam this Thursday for the first day of the Europa League group stage. If it was once thought that Jean-Pierre Papin would take on a temporary role, it could end up being a duo bringing together Pancho Abardonado, a former OM player currently a member of the Spanish coach’s staff, and David Friio, the club’s sporting director . But only Abardonado should take his place on the bench on Thursday in Amsterdam.

Source: Le Parisien

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