Olympique de Marseille has agreed with Igor Tudor on a two-year contract. Expected to train at the Commanderie on Monday, the Croatian coach (44) will succeed Jorge Sampoali on the OM bench.
Pablo Longoria had good reason to be optimistic at a press conference on Friday. Because OM did not take long to find their new coach after the announcement of the departure of Jorge Sampaoli. According to our information, the Marseille president and Igor Tudor have agreed on a two-year contract, until 2024, with no additional year as an option.
If the Croatian coach still has to sign his contract before the club is made official, the one who arrives free, after a stint on the bench of Hellas Verona, in Italy, will take control of the Olympian group on Monday, for the rest of the preparation.
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Aged 44, the former Juve player was Pablo Longoria’s priority to replace Jorge Sampaoli. The OM boss, who has always appreciated Serie A, had already noticed Tudor’s strong character when he was defender of Juventus in the 2000s.
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If other names have been mentioned such as those of Roberto De Zerbi or Marcelino, Longoria had targeted the Croatian technician. Once initialed his contract, Tudor will have the mission to do at least as well as Jorge Sampaoli in Ligue 1 and above all to restore the taste of victory to OM in the Champions League.