Marcelino adds a layer. After emptying his bag in the newspaper l'Équipe following his resignation more than a month ago, the former coach of Olympique de Marseille reacted to the serious incidents which led to the postponement of the match against Olympique Lyonnais, initially scheduled for Sunday at the Vélodrome stadium. Questioned by Onda Cero, the Spanish coach deplored the acts of violence, including the stone-throwing of the Lyon bus, reaffirming his position on the harmful power of certain supporters around the Marseille club.
“It saddens me to see such images,” Marcelino said. The greatness of a club like Marseille is overshadowed by these acts of vandalism. The evolution of the club is made difficult by the ultras.
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Very critical recently of OM which is not “as big as it would like to be”, the former Athletic Bilbao technician returned briefly to his express mandate, alluding again to the tense meeting between the leaders Olympians and the supporters groups at the Commanderie: “As a coach, I did not feel fear or receive threats. Not like my superiors, who were threatened in their office, which should not happen in a club that claims to be serious.
Before clarifying the situation on the circumstances of his departure, not followed by a resignation from President Pablo Longoria who had questioned his future in Marseille.
“I don’t consider that they let me down. People have certain obligations and must correspond to what their superiors ask,” clarified the predecessor of Gennaro Gattuso, now free from any contract and looking for a new challenge.
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