In a surprising turn of events on Friday night, Ligue 1 side Marseille announced the appointment of Head of Football Pablo Longoria has the new president of the club, removing Jacques Henri Eyraud from the role with immediate effect.
Frank McCourt, the club’s owner, has announced in his press release the decision to remove Eyraud and replace him – McCourt also confirms that he will soon travel to France for face-to-face meetings with the club’s supporter groups.
Pablo Longoria had the following to say upon the announcement:
“The history and the culture of this club are truly unique. Football is inconceivable without passion and this appointment is a big honour for me, one that I have been preparing for since I entered the world of football. We hope to contribute a style of play that corresponds with the passion of the supporters. I will be attentive to what all the players bring to our project. That will be an important condition on all the signings to come. Courage and passion are essential values for OM and for the Marseillais. The club comes first, no matter what happens.”
Eyraud will retain a board position at Marseille.