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Appointed Deputy Managing Director in charge of football, Pablo Longoria has a profile that is both original and interesting for the board of Olympique de Marseille.

Expected for many weeks, the “head of football” announced by Jacques-Henri Eyraud has finally been appointed. The lucky winner is Pablo Longoria (33 years old), known in particular for his recent stint as a recruiter for Juventus Turin between 2015 and 2018. A hell of a line to the CV of the Spaniard who did not have to escape the management of the Marseille club. But according to the Olympian president, his skills were not the only criterion appreciated. ” His human qualities impressed us “, Confided Eyraud to our colleagues at 20 Minutes, to whom a leader mentioned the” geek “side of Longoria. ” This is an important angle in 2020 », He explained with a smile.

It is true that the new deputy managing director in charge of football, who held the post of sports director of FC Valencia until last September, arrives with a reputation for hard work. And Olympique de Marseille already has confirmation. While the newcomer must officially take office from Monday, the latter has already planned to attend the friendly match between the men of André Villas-Boas and Bayern Munich on Friday (4 p.m.) in the German city. Perhaps the opportunity for him to identify the needs of the team in the transfer window.