Despite a good start to the season, the second defeat in the Champions League against Eintracht Frankfurt weakened the position of Igor Tudor in Marseille. The Croatian coach would be on the shelves of a major European club.
Since his arrival in Marseille, Igor Tudor has been strongly contested, in particular because of tactical choices and several strong decisions made in the locker room. If he made an excellent start to the season in the league (19 points taken out of a possible 21), the two defeats in the Champions League against Tottenham and Frankfurt brought back criticism of the start of the season. During this Tuesday’s match against the Germans, Tudor’s choices caused a lot of reaction. If Payet and Gerson were both starters in support of Alexis Sanchez, Guendouzi started the game on the bench. A failed bet since the first two cities did not know the difference and were replaced on the hour mark. The exit of Sanchez also caused a reaction since the entry of Luis Suarez did not turn out to be a paid choice.
Tudor to replace Allegri at Juventus?
If Tudor was weakened by the defeat against Frankfurt, the coach of Juventus Turin, Massimiliano Allegri is increasingly challenged in Italy. With only two victories in Serie A and especially two defeats in as many matches in the Champions League, the Italian technician would be pushed towards the exit by the leaders of the Old Lady. The. Turin club would be interested in the arrival of the Croatian coach from OM. Indeed according to information from Calciomercato, Juventus is studying several options but would have preferred to bring Tudor this summer after his departure from Hellas Verona. Pablo Longoria, however, was the most responsive in attracting the former Bianconeri to Marseille. This solicitation could nevertheless lead the 44-year-old coach to wonder about his future.
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Tudor’s choices will force Payet to fight for his place
Invited in « Debate Foot Marseille » to react to the situation of Dimitri Payet at OM, the TV columnist and politician passionate about football Karim Zéribi believes that the management of Tudor will motivate the Marseille number 10 to fight for his place. .
“So we have a Payet, it’s good because somewhere the coach’s choices will make this guy tear himself away! It’s more a given for him his place as holder, you’ll have to go get your place now despite your age, despite your experience, despite I would say your notoriety in the team! But if he manages to regain his form, if we keep our somewhat English « fighting spirit », this fighting spirit and if we actually manage to find the right combination in front with Alexis Sanchez, an Under kick, a suddenly Harit, suddenly Gerson, frankly we can have a great team! But when I say cannon, it means that it has exceeded the level of the French championship, eh! Because today, we demonstrated that with the coach’s choices and with this start to the season in the French league, we can be ambitious. ! » Source : Karim Zeribi – Marseille Football Debate – 09/13/2022