L’Équipe report that Marseille Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta intends to appoint André Villas-Boas as the club’s new manager following the announcement of the departure of Rudi Garcia.
The former Barcelona Sporting Director as of last night was optimistic about a deal being done and he is very impressed by AVB’s methods and FC Porto and the work that he had done with young players.
The deal is not done: salary negotiations have not occurred and Zubi’s choice still needs to be validated by the OM board. AVB has not been in management since the end of 2017 when he left Shanghai SIPG in China. He would like to throw himself back into a big European league.