The Marseillais’ mistrust of Jacques-Henri Eyraud is not the only reason for his departure according to Frank McCourt’s entourage.
As predicted by many observers, the situation of Jacques-Henri Eyraud at the head of theOlympic Marseille was no longer tenable. Consequence of the conflict between the now former president of OM and the Marseillais, supporters and elected officials. Frank McCourt had to face the facts and finally resolved to land his trusted man in Marseille to replace him with Pablo Longoria.
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In the letter published on the last page of Provence and addressed to supporters on Saturday, the owner of Ciel et Blanc was careful not to mention the case of Jacques-Henri Eyraud. And when taking stock at the head of OM, the clan of the American businessman is also very measured. “The results are not so negative. There were good things with the restructuring of the training center or the social actions carried out especially during confinement ”, we have just observed in the entourage of Frank McCourt near The team.
Relatives of the Bostonian have no difficulty in justifying his ouster. “But he was not always listening to Marseille. There have been mistakes and mistakes on what OM is for the Marseillais. Beyond that, he had a goal, sporting and financial. And he did not succeed ”, they assured, clearly suggesting that the anger of the supporters did not in itself explain the precipitous departure of the former Marseille president. And even more than the sports results, it is the financial situation of the Olympian club which is at the origin of this withdrawal of JHE, which nevertheless joins the supervisory board. “That’s life and the shareholder must make the decisions accordingly”, took the trouble to specify the McCourt clan.
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