Five very lively days. Last Friday, André Villas-Boas had confessed his departure from Olympique de Marseille at the end of the season. The next day, incidents took place at the Commanderie after a demonstration by Marseille supporters. And Tuesday, the day after the closing of the winter transfer window, AVB presented its resignation to its management following disagreements on sports policy. So obviously, a replacement had to be found and it was Nasser Larguet, the director of the training center, who was chosen.
Larguet congratulates his men
Appointed interim coach of OM, the 62-year-old technician was therefore expected this Wednesday evening at the Bollaert Stadium for a match of the 23rd day of Ligue 1 against RC Lens. Everything started well for the Marseille club, organized in 4-4-2, with goals from Thauvin and Milik. But behind, the Olympians cracked to finally concede the draw 2-2. Present on Telefoot The Channel after the meeting, Nasser Larguet in any case wanted to congratulate his men.
“It was the goal, to find solidarity in the group after the events that happened during the week and I was very proud of them because they held from start to finish despite a great team from Lens which pushed us to our limits. We have seen boys who have given everything, it is a great pride ”, let go of the interim coach.
“If you still have to lend a hand, I’ll be there”
“We tried to put the fundamentals. Fundamentals that are the collective, without it we are nothing at all. There is an institution which respects these players and the players, this evening, also gave for this club ”, chained Nasser Larguet in reaction to the statements of Florian Thauvin at the break, who had explained the speech of the players before the kick-off.
But quickly, the interview turned to the upcoming Classic against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night. And if OM still need him, Nasser Larguet will respond: “I am in the service of the club, I am in love with my young people at the training center. If there is still a hand to lend, I will be there. If there is someone else, there is someone else. ” In the meantime, OM is working a lot behind the scenes to find AVB’s successor.