Mercato: the darling of Longoria arrives in Marseille, other reinforcements will follow!

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We announced it to you very early yesterday morning: Javier Ribalta will become OM’s new director of football. The 41-year-old Catalan, who knows Pablo Longoria well for having worked with him in Italy in recent years, must sign a two-year contract. Ribalta is then described as very pleasant and hardworking. He pleases his leaders for his sharp eye on the players, especially the young ones. In January 2015, it was him that Juventus Turin sent to Uruguay for the Conmebol under-20 championship, in the hope of completing the arrival of a young promising Brazilian midfielder: Gerson .

At OM, he will be responsible for thinking about the sports sector in the short and medium terms, the identity of the game, training and recruitment. In this matter, the final decision will remain that of Longoria. According to L’Équipe, other adjustments in the organization chart are therefore expected during the week in an “Italian” structure. One of the priorities of the Spanish president concerns the future director of the training center, a post vacant since the departure, at the end of April, of Nasser Larguet.

Longoria would like to recruit the Spaniard Marco Otero, director of the Academy at Valencia CF, but the discussions with the Iberian club are complicated. A second track leads to an Italian currently stationed in Italy. The general management of the club will also be redefined, with expanded prerogatives for Pedro Iriondo, current director of strategy, and for Stéphane Tessier, who arrived in March as deputy general manager. Currently deputy general manager in charge of marketing and revenue, Nathalie Nénon-Zimmermann could bear the brunt of this reorganization and leave OM.

to summarize

OM president Pablo Longoria has indeed set his sights on Javier Ribalta to become his next director of football. The 41-year-old Catalan should not be the last reinforcement in the organization chart of the Marseille club.

Bastien Aubert

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