A beginning of crisis at the Commandery?
Nothing is (already) going anymore on the side of Olympique de Marseille. Despite an interesting and ambitious transfer window, OM have suffered many setbacks over the past two months, seeing potential targets leave here and there.
However, the transfer window is not the only source of tension on the side of the Marseille city. A man crystallizes little by little all the tensions: the Croatian trainer Igor Tudor.
A lack of questioning
Little, if any, known on his arrival in France Igor Tudor had to face a start of outcry, especially when the echoes of the first testimonies of these former players reached the Marseille supporters.
However, some of the Marseille supporters agreed to give time to the man who was inducted coach of Olympique de Marseille on July 4th.
However, in a few months things have changed a lot. A game system which is not understood by the players and which does not work as proven by the preparation matches which ended in defeats.
The latest against AC Milan could be fatal to Igor Tudor. A poor game, a defense in great difficulty and an attack still in run-in, all the lights are red less than a week before the resumption of the championship and less than a month before the return of the European Cup.
And if ?
What if Igor Tudor had already left Olympique de Marseille? According to Sport Med TV, this idea could be credible.
Many conflicts are beginning to emerge. Earlier in the week, an altercation between the former Hellas Verona coach and Gerson allegedly took place during training.t. The Brazilian midfielder is not the only player to be cold with the former Juventus player from Turin since he seems to have plastered Bamba Dieng.
The player revealed by Nasser Larguet and magnified by Jorge Sampaoli is more than ever on the start but could ultimately stay on the Cannebière in the event of Tudor’s departure.
Just after a match against the Italian Champion, which ended in defeat and whistles from the 62,000 supporters present in the stands of the Velodrome, a crisis meeting is said to have taken place between the team’s executives and management.
A slingshot led by Dimitri Payet would have made Pablo Longoria understand that the methods of the new coach do not work and risk causing a new crisis in Marseille and that the Marseille season will suffer.
If Jonathan Clauss made a call for unity behind the Croatian coach, and this before the start of the championship, the public has not decided to be patient and will be intransigent.
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