OM: He dropped Guendouzi and Payet

Just after resuming training last July, Olympique de Marseille had to deal with the departure of Jorge Sampaoli. To replace him, Pablo Longoria decided to bet on Igor Tudor, but the Croatian coach was not immediately unanimous. This would have been the case in particular for Matteo Guendouzi and Dimitri Payet, but also Valentin Rongier, now captain of OM.

If all goes well for theOlympic Marseille at the moment, the season had started very badly. Just a few days after resuming training last July, Jorge Sampaoli left the club, due to a disagreement with Pablo Longoria on the transfer window. To replace him, the president of theOM decided to trust Igor Tudorwhich came out of a season with theHellas Verona.

Complicated beginnings for Tudor

At first, the Croatian’s methods were not unanimous within the group. Several conflicts took place, in particular with Gerson during the internship Englandbut also with Dimitri Payet And Matteo Guendouzi. According to information from The Teamanother player, now unavoidable, would also have been part of the elements unhappy with the arrival ofIgor Tudor en lieu and in place of Jorge Sampaoli : Valentin Ronnier. Like his teammates, the 28-year-old midfielder ended up adhering to the demands of the former defender of the Juventuswho made him his captain. Pablo Longoria had still been forced to remind his players who was the boss at theOM.

“There is the club, then the coach, then the players”

An intervention within a group, in life, is something that comes from the heart. Normally, these private conversations, these locker room exchanges should stay in the locker room. The second point is to remind you of the club’s message at the time of Igor Tudor’s presentation (July 5th), it has not changed. From the first day we talked about demands, work, discipline and everyone is heading in the same direction. Supporters, players, coach, club, all. And the first thing we saw, with Igor Tudor, was this: there is the club, then the coach, then the players. Yesterday, we recalled this type of thing “, had confided Pablo Longoriain an interview with The Team last August.