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"OM has never been for sale, neither today nor tomorrow": McCourt's point

2021-03-02T10:13:49.927Z

The American boss of OM, present on the Canebière to calm an explosive situation and validate a new direction, spoke at length to our colleagues in Provence.



A new seduction operation.

Coupled with a focus.

OM owner Frank McCourt, in an interview published Tuesday by the daily

La Provence

, confirmed very clearly that Pablo Longoria, appointed club president on Friday, was indeed "in charge" of OM and described the young Spaniard as "a real leader".

“I am sure of my choice.

It is a big responsibility, I entrusted it to him and I know that he is capable of it.

Pablo is at the helm of OM, that's the reality, ”explains Mr. McCourt in this interview conducted Monday morning, shortly after his arrival in Marseille.

“I got to know him very well, I saw him, I watched him in action, I saw him make decisions (...) There are people who have a unique talent , regardless of their age.

There are also people who are born leaders, ”adds the American businessman about Longoria, 34, who arrived at OM last summer as sports director.

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“The club has never been for sale, it is not today and it will not be tomorrow (...) This club will be accompanied by my children and my grandchildren after me.

It's a generational project ”

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Frank McCourt repeatedly uses the qualifier of "true leader" to present Longoria, whose designation should allow "to refocus OM on football".

In this interview, Mr. McCourt also repeats that he does not intend to sell OM, despite recurring rumors of the interest of mysterious investors for the club.

“The club has never been for sale, it is not today and it will not be tomorrow (...) This club will be accompanied by my children and my grandchildren after me.

It's a generational project, ”he said.

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The owner of the club also judged that OM was "nothing without its supporters".

The fans of the club were at open war with the previous management, in particular the president Jacques-Henri Eyraud, now a simple member of the supervisory board.

As confirmed to AFP Rachid Zeroual, leader of the South Winners, Mr. McCourt announced to the group leaders met on Monday the withdrawal of the formal notices sent by the former management to all the groups to warn them of '' a possible breach of the agreement that binds them to the OM and which allows them in particular to have subscriptions at advantageous rates.

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Source: lefigaro

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