Olympique Marseille has officially appointed a new coach after the departure of Jorgo Sampaoli. Igor Tudor will lead the French club in the next two years and the president Frank McCourt has expressed himself very happy about reaching the agreement with the Croatian coach.
“I think we have found what we need in Igor Tudor and I am happy to welcome him to our club. Igor is a fighting man, as he has shown throughout his career, as a coach and as a player. I am convinced that he will feel at home in Marseille. His experience as a coach with Galatasaray, PAOK and as a player with Juventus makes him prepared for the level of passion that defines and unites our club and city. “But above all, as he recently proved with Verona, Igor is a true leader who offers a bold vision of football, who does not shy away from any challenge and who is determined to pursue excellence,” said McCourt.
Jorgo Sampaoli left the club last week after falling out with the club’s management. The Argentine took over in February 2021, and guided the side to second place in the French top flight last season and secured a place in the Champions League before leaving the club.
The new 44-year-old coach Tudor had a positive season in Italy with Hellas Verona, where he finished in ninth place in Serie A last season and will now try a new experience in France with Olympique Marseille.