In a press release, Marseille have announced the arrival of Javier Ribalta as director of football at the club, reuniting with Pablo Longoria with whom he worked at Juventus.
Ribalta will “continue the development of the club” having been named as director of football. Ribalta has previously worked at AC Milan, Manchester United and Juventus. More recently, he worked at Russian side Zenit St Petersburg as a sporting director, before becoming a technical director at Parma Calcio.
Marseille’s Longoria and Ribalta worked together at Juventus between 2015 and 2017, and are this time reunited at the Orange Vélodrome. In his new role, Ribalta will “supervise the entire sporting policy at the club.”
David Friio, present at Marseille since 2020 in his role as technical director, has been named as the sporting director. He will “ensure the relationship between the management and the squad, as well as leading the scouting teams.”