McCourt tries a stroke of madness at OM, he “bluffs” everyone

Holder of a Master’s degree in international law, I realized at the end of my university course that it was important to evolve in a field that we appreciate. Overnight, I decided to put an end to the dream of my parents, who saw me as a future lawyer, to live from my passion: sport. Since then, I have covered mercatos and sports news, trying to inform readers as well as possible.

Unknown when he arrived in Marseille, Pablo Longoria managed to win unanimous support at OM in a very short time. A real winning bet from Frank McCourt, who was looking for a replacement for Jacques-Henri Eyraud. Member of the OM Association and close to the American leader, Richard Caillat spoke of the arrival of the Spanish leader.

Arrived as head of football at theOM in August 2021, Pablo Longoria rose through the ranks to become a man adored by everyone. Velodrome and rise to the presidency. Passionate, the Spanish leader is unanimous. But he goes a long way. Upon his arrival at Marseilles, almost everyone ignored his CV. But Frank McCourt had very quickly detected a potential as the story goes Richard Caillat, member of the Association OM in the columns of Provence.

” A real thunderbolt “

When there was the Commanderie episode and it was starting to heat up, I met Frank McCourt. He told me he was going to appoint Pablo, then he asked me to meet him and help him. I did not know him. I accepted because there were a lot of things at the time that didn’t fit and that had led to the riots that we experienced. I set two conditions: the first, that Pablo wanted to meet me. Second, on a voluntary basis. It was a real thunderbolt” he said in the columns of the daily. The man is even admiring.

” I am impressed “

He had a great inspiration. Frankly, Pablo was young. He was not experienced for this position and the context was rotten. And then, even if he learns very quickly and has a remarkable intellectual capacity, he does not know the country, the city. When I see him driving and managing, I am impressed. He amazed me in his management, his serenity. He managed to stand back and make the right decision. Many in the press were clamoring for Tudor’s head. He kept a lot of lucidity. He consulted a few people too. He listened a lot ” said Curd.