OM present their new coach, the Croatian Igor Tudor

OM officially presented Jorge Sampaoli’s successor on Tuesday. The 44-year-old Croatian technician has signed a two-year contract with the Marseille club. He becomes the tenth coach in ten years.

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First press conference for the new coach of l‘OM what a morningn at the Orange Velodrome. Igor Tudor has signed a two-year contract with the Marseille club, with whom he will participate this season in the league of champions.

“It’s an institution, this OM club is world famous, yesterday I spoke with my friend Alen Boksic by message, he obviously told me a lot about the club, his past, he talked about the greatness of OM and as far as the squad is concerned, of course, I know them very well, I know all the players because I watched all the matches last season and they are a very strong team with very good players. She didn’t finish second by chance and so obviously I’m very happy to be the new coach.” said Igor Tudor.

“What I would like is attacking, intense, organized, courageous football, but not to the detriment of the defense, so rhythm and intensity, but not only that, having a good organization, announced the coach to journalists, my main objective is when people come to see us at the stadium that they don’t come out disappointed and above all that they can have fun”.

The new coach, on the other hand, did not deliver anything on his wishes concerning the transfer window: “Obviously there will be players who leave and others who come, but that’s the case for all clubs”.

Since the departure of Didier Deschamps in July 2012, ten years have passed, nine coaches have succeeded and the Marseille club has not won the slightest trophy.

  • Elie Baup (July 2012-December 2013)

The former Bordeaux coach or Saint Etienne arrives to replace Deschamps,
washed away by three seasons of great pressure. Baup’s first season was successful, with a second place that owes a lot to Valbuena and Gignac. The start of the next one is terrible with six defeats in six Champions League games, a record which the man with the cap cannot resist.

  • José Anigo (December 2013-June 2014)

Baup is replaced by José Anigo, then sports director and who takes over the team for a third experience as OM coach. The club finished the season in 6th place, without shining in the cups or qualifying for Europe. At the end of the season, Anigo becomes a simple recruiter for OM.

  • Marcelo Bielsa (June 2014-August 2015)

One of the most memorable seasons in the history of OM. To revive the club, Vincent Labrune chooses the Argentine coach, whom Marseille will immediately love. After a breathtaking start to the season, OM are the autumn champions and the Vélodrome is rediscovering their passion. But the game advocated by Bielsa is exhausting and OM finished the season breathless, 4th and without the Champions League. The start of the following season confirms that Bielsa is indeed “el loco” announced: dissatisfied with the behavior of his management concerning the transfer window, he resigns in the middle of a press conference after the first match of the championship, lost against Caen.

  • Michel (August 2015-April 2016)

The next choice of Vincent Labrune is this time a terrible fiasco. A former great player, Michel began with a spectacular success against Troyes (6-0) before the collapse. The bad results are linked and the Spaniard seems without solution. From April, when OM descended towards the relegation zone, he was dismissed.

  • Franck Passi (August 2015 then April 2016-October 2016)

Passi, nicknamed “el local”, takes over the team, which he had already led a match between the departure of Bielsa and the arrival of Michel. OM remained in L1 but in a sorry 13th place and lost the Coupe de France final against Paris SG. Passi also started the 2015-2016 season before being fired after the club was bought out by Frank McCourt.

  • Rudi Garcia (October 2016-May 2019)

The former Roma coach embodies OM’s “Champions Project”. Ultimately, he will fail to qualify Marseille for the Champions League, despite three rather solid seasons. There will never really be any chemistry between the OM public and Garcia, who will end his time in Marseille rejected by the majority of supporters. But we will still remember the superb 2017-2018 Europa League, lost in the final against Atlético Madrid after extraordinary matches against Leipzig and Salzburg in the quarters and then in the semi-finals.

  • André Villas-Boas (May 2019-February 2021)

Close to sports director Andoni Zubizarreta, the Portuguese, former coach of Chelsea and Zenit Saint Petersburg, succeeds Garcia. The game offered by “AVB” is not always very pleasing, but OM finished 2nd in a season shortened by the Covid and returned to the Champions League after seven years of waiting. As in 2013, the C1 is too big for OM, which only scores three points. In February, dissatisfied with the transfer window led by Pablo Longoria, Villas-Boas announced his resignation in the middle of a press conference.

  • Nasser Larguet (February 2021-March 2021)

After the departure of the Portuguese, the interim is provided by the director of the training center Nasser Larguet. The Moroccan brings a little serenity to a club in crisis, but the results are more than average, with in particular a horrible elimination in the Coupe de France against Canet-en-Roussillon (N2).

  • Jorge Sampaoli (March 2021-July 2022)

The Argentinian manages to raise the bar at the end of the 2020-2021 season and OM finish 5th and European. The following season ends in the madness of a qualification in extremis for the Champions League. A few choices from Sampaoli created some confusion, but he brought OM to C1. Just after the resumption, he nevertheless chose to leave, against a backdrop of disagreements with management over recruitment.

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