Olympique de Marseille had a more than solid year. The Phocaeans were the only dolphins of Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 for a very long time and, with the cessation of the championships decided by the Professional Football League (LFP), OM therefore qualified directly for the next Champions League . This success is due to the group, of course, but above all to the conductor, the Portuguese André Villas-Boas.
Under contract until 2021, the former Tottenham and Chelsea in particular has never failed to put a few pressure shots to its leaders. Two moments are worth remembering: the missile following the arrival of Paul Aldridge, weakening his friend Andoni Zubizarreta, and especially the projections for next year. The technician therefore asked for guarantees from his leaders to ensure that he could do something in Ligue 1 and be well represented in the Champions League.
Did the meeting go wrong?
Returning to France on May 11, André Villas-Boas was waiting for a meeting with Jacques-Henri Eyraud to take stock of the situation and then decide what could be done. According to newspaper information The team, the meeting took place and it is likely that the Portuguese did not receive the guarantees he hoped for, while the economic context is very complex, especially for OM.
The daily also reports that the Portuguese returned to his native country, in Porto precisely, this Thursday afternoon. Hopefully for OM that further discussions will take place quickly to convince him to stay. But, for the moment, the situation, as reported, does not really encourage optimism …