OM: “It’s the end”, he throws at Longoria

OM: “It’s the end”, he throws at Longoria
OM: “It’s the end”, he throws at Longoria

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OM: “It’s the end”, he throws at Longoria

Published on May 25, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

If it was recently confirmed by Frank McCourt’s entourage, Pablo Longoria seriously considered leaving OM last September, after the stormy meeting with representatives of supporters groups. Fabrice Lamperti, journalist for La Provence who interviewed him after this episode, really thought it was the end for the Marseille president.

Eighth in Ligue 1,OM will not play in the European Cup next season. A disappointing season which had already started very badly, with an elimination against the Panathinaikos in the preliminary round of the Champions League, then a stormy meeting with representatives of supporter groups, which resulted in the departures of Marcelino And Javier Ribalta.

“The season was already over”

It’s from that moment that you know that the season will no longer be like before. I remember discussing it with several supporters who told me that the season was already over “, told Fabrice Lampertijournalist for Provencein the show Marseille Football Debate. “ It was stormy, to say the least. There were direct consequences. Marcelino leaves even though he is not targeted by the supporters who are demanding the departure of the four main leaders (Longoria, Ribalta, Tessier, Iriondo). Initially, you go to Ajax without a coach. There is no manager who represents OM at the official meals which precede the European Cup matches. »

“When I see Longoria during my interview, I tell myself that this is the end”

Fabrice Lamperti interviewed Pablo Longoria a few days after this meeting and seeing him, he seriously thought that it was over for the president of OM: “ When I see Longoria during my interview, I tell myself that this is the end. It’s still complicated to be president of OM and to have this type of reaction. Supporters told us that some spoke to the leaders the way we speak in Marseille, a little loudly, we shout and that they would have liked to be put in their place. If we had been put back in our place, it would have been over. We would have felt the presidential authority. We would have moved on. Throughout the first part of the season, I did not find Pablo Longoria very invested. I found that he regained some energy at the beginning of February. I felt he was combative again but before I thought he was going to pack his bags at the end of the season. »

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