While the French newspaper L’Equipe announced earlier on Tuesday the departure of Marseille coach Marcelino Garcia, Marca says otherwise.
There is total confusion currently at Olympique de Marseille. Since this morning, the departure of the coach of the Phocéens has been making headlines in the French tabloids. Revealed by L’Equipe, which informed that Marcelino Garcia “announced his departure on Tuesday morning to the players, in the dressing room of La Commanderie,” Marca says something else.
Indeed, the Spanish newspaper reveals that after contacting Marcelino’s entourage, the major information that emerges is that no announcement of departure to the players has been made. At present, Marca informs that Marcelino does not intend to resign from OM, as several French media outlets have reported. It remains to be determined who is telling the truth in this matter, but one thing is certain: OM is experiencing an internal crisis since the meeting on Monday between the supporters and part of the club’s management.
The meeting that is causing chaos at OM
In line with Marca, RMC Sport announces that the only condition for Marcelino not to resign from his position at OM is if President Pablo Longoria steps down. This is being considered according to the information. Indeed, after the controversial meeting between Marseille supporters and the executives on Monday, the executives did not take kindly to the threatening remarks made against them. It is in this context that Pablo Longoria is rumored to be considering resigning from his position as president.
For information, the meeting that is currently causing turmoil at OM takes place every year, as indicated by club legend Eric Di Meco, who was astonished by the recent events. “I was taken aback. We had discussions about the sporting aspect, about what happened over the weekend. After these seven matches and considering the upcoming schedule, there was reason to be concerned from a sporting perspective. Be careful, things can quickly go awry. The meeting planned last night between the executives and the supporters was scheduled well in advance. It takes place every year before the start of the European Cup. It can’t just be about the results. Even though the elimination from the Champions League was hard to digest, it goes deeper. It goes further,” Di Meco said on RMC.
The conflicting reports regarding Marcelino’s resignation from OM have created a state of confusion. While L’Equipe reported his departure, Marca states that no announcement has been made to the players. The internal crisis at OM, sparked by the meeting between supporters and the club’s management, has further complicated the situation. The possible resignation of President Pablo Longoria adds another layer of uncertainty to the situation. As the truth remains to be determined, it is clear that OM is facing a challenging period both on and off the pitch.