Longoria was fed up with Sampaoli’s demands


Pablo Longoria had to deal with the unexpected departure of Jorge Sampaoli this summer. The head of OM gave new details about the selection of the Argentine.

Jorge Sampaoli, Olympique de Marseille

During an interview given to Channel +Pablo Longoria has returned to the episode of Jorge Sampaoli’s departure. The technician was supposed to stay on the bench at OM for another season and the boss wasn’t expecting that: “I didn’t think about it over the summer. Then, during conversations with Jorge, who were loyal from the start, we saw that we weren’t in the same time frame of the project. Jorge is the winner. He worked all the time to win matches. I understand that mentality, but from It is also true that as leaders we must be realistic.The center game is a game that requires a lot of money to have a lot of talented players.It is getting more and more difficult to find talent.He explained to the TV channel.

Sampaoli wanted Sanchez and Griezmann

a few weeks ago, the team It was revealed that Jorge Sampaoli asked his superiors to sign Renato Sanchez and Antoine Griezmann. However, the first was a priority for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, with what that could mean for his salary, and the second had a bonus of around 20 million euros, impossible to afford for Marseille. . Two requests that Pablo Longoria could not respond to.

So the OM president took advantage of the situation to further his projects to change the culture, tentatively planned for 2023. The Spaniard chose to entrust the reins of his team to Igor Tudor and create a working atmosphere in the Italian, within the leadership. A decision that surprised some players, who finally seemed to have adapted and absorbed the new game concepts.

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