The new coach of OM, Igor Tudor, arouses mistrust from all sides. Fortunately, in his locker room, he can count on some support.
The beginnings of Igor Tudor on the bench of Olympique de Marseille are complicated. It is the least we can say. The results he obtains hardly plead in his favor (only one success in five preparation matches), and his relationship with the players already seems to be electric. The altercation with Gerson last week perfectly illustrates the difficulty he has in getting his messages across to his new group.
According to information from Provence, Tudor’s spats with the Olympians are “regular”. The Croatian would use the strong way to impose his ideas and that does not please the whole team. A strategy all the more risky as there are many players with strong character within this formation. And several of these innkeepers were not in favor of the dismissal of Jorge Sampaoli.
“You have to trust Tudor”
It’s not just the players who have doubts about Tudor’s ability to lead OM towards their goals. Fans, too, don’t seem to give him much credit. Sunday evening, when his name was announced by the announcer at the Vélodrome before the match against Milan, general indifference reigned. Its rating is therefore very low and it is a striking contrast to the popularity enjoyed by its predecessors.
Tudor therefore started off on the wrong foot with the Marseillais. Fortunately, he has some support in the locker room. Including that of Jonathan Clauss. The new Olympian signing took up his defense after the match against the Milanese. “You have to trust him otherwise it will be complicated, we can’t pull us to the right and him to the left, otherwise we won’t move forward. We have to trust him, believe in his words and all pull in the same direction,” he said. Will the message be heard? We won’t go so far as to swear it.
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