April 16, 2021

Foot: “Hope is reborn among all supporters” of OM, says the sports assistant at Marseille town hall


Sébastien Jibrayel welcomes the departure of the highly contested Jacques-Henri Eyraud from the presidency of the Marseille football club, replaced by Pablo Longoria.

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With the change of management at the Olympique de Marseille, “a new page is being written and hope is reborn among all Marseille supporters”Sébastien Jibrayel, deputy mayor of Marseille in charge of sports, said Saturday February 27 on franceinfo. He welcomes the departure of the highly contested Jacques-Henri Eyraud replaced by Pablo Longoria as president of the club.

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The municipality of Marseille follows “closely what is happening, because the events of the Commandery, in particular all these thugs that we condemn, it gives a bad image of our city”, emphasizes Sébastien Jibrayel. “We want everything to go well in our city, in the club and that our supporters are also respected”, he continues “message sent” by owner Franck McCourt goes “in this sense, so we are delighted”, continues the deputy mayor who “think things will calm down”.

The deputy in charge of sports also welcomes the appointment of Pablo Longoria as President of OM: “He is the most suitable person today to be in this position.” His “The course since the age of 21 is exceptional and he has not been through small clubs, he has been to big clubs, he has proven himself in each of these clubs. ‘Olympique de Marseille since he arrived “, considers the chosen one.

“I think you have to trust Pablo Longoria. You don’t have to look at his age, you have to look at his talent. He understood the message of the supporters.”

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Sébastien Jibrayel hopes to be able to discuss with the owner of OM on the occasion of his announced arrival. “We have things to offer him. We are there to help him, to support him so that everything goes well”, he assures. The mayor intends in particular to offer him again to buy the Stade Vélodrome.

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