As Olympique de Marseille prepares to start its season against the Stade de Reims, this Sunday at the Vélodrome, the first tensions in the locker room are beginning to emerge. Beyond a difficult pre-season with only one victory in five games – against the fans of Marignane-Gignac (4-1), the arrival of the new coach, Igor Tudor, who came to replace Jorge Sampaoli, has shaken up lines and Croatian do not seem to be unanimous within the professional group.
Indeed, the Olympian group would not necessarily be receptive to the methods of their new coach. Cengiz Ünder, Gerson and more recently Jordan Amavi have paid the price. “All together, thinking of the good of OM. We continue to work to grow, evaluate and have a great season. Conversations are about job growth. Let’s go together in search of achievements”had also replied the Brazilian environment about the tensions with Tudor.
Players demand pedagogy
Only, according to the latest information from Provence, it does not work out between Igor Tudor and his group. Several players in the squad, including captain Dimitri Payet, have asked to discuss with Pablo Longoria about the heavy atmosphere in the locker room before the resumption of the championship and expects more pedagogy from their technician. Other members of the group, including some young people, have also been left out of the group and would like to understand what Sampaoli’s successor wants to put in place.
“He doesn’t hesitate to run into them and yell at them”, even assures a source close to a member of the pro group with the Marseille daily. The methods of the former coach of Hellas Verona would also be at the origin of the departure of Mauro Camoranesi, who left just a week after joining the staff of Marseille training. Less than a week before the start of Ligue 1, OM will therefore have to quickly find a solution.