It’s over for this press conference
Now that the new coach has been made official, OM can focus on preparing for the next season, which will start on August 7 in Ligue 1 against Reims.
Longoria on the relationship with Tudor over the transfer window
Longoria: “The coach-manager relationship is a very open conversation about the transfer window. A good manager must have a good ability to adapt. With a strong game identity like that of Igor, a manager must adapt. “
What position does Longoria want to recruit?
Longoria: “We want to improve the level of the squad. We need to change between five and eight players in the squad to renew it and be competitive. We need players who have ambition. But all the teams in everyone have the same strategy.”
A change of strategy for the transfer window?
Longoria: “The strategy will be reviewed. The club’s obligation is to give the coach a suitable squad. We know the values we want to put in the squad. The planning changes compared to the one we had with Sampaoli . We have already started working.”
Longoria reveals Milik is under contract until 2025
Longoria: “He’s at the end of his contract in June 2025. As with any managerial change, the players have to earn their trust. There are a lot of things that change. For Alvaro, the situation is the same. We will continue on the same logic.”
Longoria on Mandanda, announced on departure
Longoria: “In the last few days, we talked a lot with him about his position in the club. We talked, we said that the goalkeeper model will be the same as last year, with competition. We had some sincere conversations.”
Longoria asked about his ambitions
Pablo Longoria: “With the changes of coaches, the ambitions are modified. Tudor has modified the ambitions, he transmitted energy to us. At OM, the level of requirement means that we must have ambition The energy he gave us made us want to succeed.”
What does he think of Ligue 1?
Tudor: “It’s a very beautiful and special championship. There have been a lot of coaching changes, I can’t wait for it to start.”
Tudor confirms that Camoranesi will be his deputy
Tudor: “My right arm will be Mauro Camoranesi. Other staff members will be announced soon.”
What place for Payet in his game system?
Tudor: “It’s a good thing to have Payet, we all know him, I’m glad he’s here. How are we going to play? You’ll find out soon. But I don’t think it’s the system that allows to win or lose.”
What workforce management?
Tudor: “We’re going to play a lot of games, I have no problem putting a 20-year-old player on if he’s the best. The pitch will decide. There will be a base of 15-16 players who will have more minutes than the others, but the others can also be decisive in important matches.”
What ambition in the Champions League?
Tudor: “The main objective is to do well, to have a clear identity. The objective is always to win, to succeed in winning games. The fans, given the history of the club, have a lot of expectations. It goes through daily work to obtain results that complement our objectives.”
Tudor revived on its game project
Tudor: “There will be a part of Italy in me. But I don’t believe in Italian, English, Spanish football… I want to adapt to the championship, choose players suitable for Ligue 1.”
What reinforcement did Tudor aim for?
Tudor: “It doesn’t concern me, it’s the role of the managers. There will be players who leave and who come, but that is the case for all clubs.”
What game project for OM?
Tudor: “It’s going to be a long time if we start talking about how we’re going to play, we can be there until tomorrow. I want attacking and intense football, but not at the expense of defence. My main objective when the people will come to the stadium is that they will not be disappointed.”
What did Tudor know about OM?
Tudor: “Everyone knows the greatness of the club, a world famous club. I know all the players in the squad, I watched the games last season. They are a very good team, which finished second last season.”
Tudor reveals his discussion with McCourt
Igor Tudor: “(In Italian) I apologize for not speaking French. It’s a big challenge for me. With McCourt, we saw each other two days ago, he made a good impression on me, he has a love and a passion for this club. It really motivated me.”
Longoria: “Tudor, a person of great worth”
Longoria: “It’s a pleasure to be here with our new coach, a great person of great value. We all know his career as a player, we have very good memories of it. He started his coaching career with a lot of ambition, a very clear game identity. It was important for us.”
“Why Igor Tudor? Everyone agrees that Hellas Verona was a very good team last year, with heart, game intentions. He’s a modern coach, with a lot of ideas We talked about the structure of the club, he has a very Italian vision. I really liked that. He has a great personality, who shares the values that we want to put in place in our project: from the heart, from the ambition. To make football attractive, vertical, made for our supporters. It was our first choice, a very thoughtful choice.”
Let’s go for the press conference
Igor Tudor and Pablo Longoria arrived in front of the journalists.
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A two-year contract for Igor Tudor
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Welcome to all !
Hello all ! Follow from 11:30 am live, the presentation of the new coach of Olympique de Marseille: Igor Tudor. The Croatian technician will be accompanied by President Pablo Longoria.