Tudor recognizes that he can “create tension” at OM


Olympique de Marseille coach Igor Tudor spoke about his management and his character, while several tensions would have appeared within the group with several players (Gerson, Mattéo Guendouzi, even Cengiz Ünder or Dimitri Payet) .

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Igor Tudor said he may not be easy to live with for a player in his squad: “What characterizes me the most is the fact that I really believe in hierarchy. Everyone should do their own job, not someone else’s. When I see that, I can be nicer. But when I want to change things because I think they’re not done the right way, it can create tension. Not everyone necessarily agrees. If a player has been doing a job a certain way for years, and I tell him it’s not the right way to work, it can create tension, difficulties. But I believe in what I do. It’s important to go your own way. I apply it both in my work and in my personal life.”

The Igor Tudor method was able to shake up some executives, such as Dimitri Payet (35), who is rarely a starter this season (6 games out of 9 possible, 3 starts) but could start the match against Rennes tomorrow 3 p.m., but the results are there, in Ligue 1: OM are 2nd in the standings. In the Champions League, it’s more complicated for Marseille, who lost their first two C1 games against Tottenham (0-2) and Eintracht Frankfurt (0-1).

The Croatian also indicated that he was not inspired by a particular coach: “It’s hard to copy a coach. What we can do is take aspects that we like. Modify them and adapt them to our character. I am 45 years old and I continue to get to know myself, to know who I am. I can have different characters.”

It is perhaps this difficult character that causes the instability of the coach’s career: Igor Tudor has coached 8 teams in 9 years, very rarely staying more than a year in post.