Longoria was fed up with Sampaoli’s demands

Pablo Longoria had to deal with the unexpected departure of Jorge Sampaoli this summer. The president of OM gave new details on the choice of the Argentinian.

During’an interview given to Canal+, Pablo Longoria returned to the episode of the departure of Jorge Sampaoli. The technician was supposed to stay on the OM bench for another season and the president had not anticipated it: “I didn’t think about it during the summer. Afterwards, during the conversations with Jorge, who were sincere from the beginning, we saw that we were not in the same time frame of the project. Jorge is a winner. He worked all the time to win games. I understand this mentality, but it’s also true that we, as leaders, have to be realistic. The position game is a game where it takes a lot of money to have a lot of talented players. Talent is getting harder and harder to find.he explained to the television channel.

Sampaoli wanted Sanches and Griezmann

A few weeks ago, The Team revealed that Jorge Sampaoli asked his bosses to sign Renato Sanches and Antoine Griezmann. However, the first was one of the priorities of PSG and AC Milan, with what this could imply for his salary, and the second had a remuneration of around 20 million euros, impossible to assume for the Marseille club. . Two requests to which Pablo Longoria could not respond favorably.

The president of OM has therefore taken advantage of the situation to advance his culture change projects, initially planned for 2023. The Spaniard has opted to entrust the reins of his team to Igor Tudor and establish an Italian-style working atmosphere within the Commandery. A decision that surprised some players, who finally seem to have adapted and assimilated the new game concepts.

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