Gasset has been unheard of in Marseille since 1962


By: Manu Tournoux

With three victories in three matches since his arrival on the OM bench, Jean-Louis Gasset has achieved a feat which had not been seen in Marseille since 1962.

Appointed at the head of Olympique de Marseille on February 20, replacing Gennaro Gattuso, Jean-Louis Gasset made a perfect debut. After starting with a success over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League (3-1), the 70-year-old technician’s team did it again against Montpellier (4-1) and this Saturday evening in Clermont (1-5), in as part of the 24th day of Ligue 1.

From then on, Jean-Louis Gasset became the first coach to win his first three matches (in all competitions) on the OM bench since Brazilian coach Otto Gloria in 1962, who had five victories in a row.

“This is not the place where we give you a break”

And the former assistant coach of Laurent Blanc does not intend to stop there: “It’s not the place (Marseille) where they give you a break. And I am aware of it, he declared in a post-match press conference. So if confidence increases among the players, we will continue to try to climb the ladder and all these deadlines that are coming. It’s the European Cup on Thursday, it’s a championship match on Sunday at home. You have to win matches. »

The next meeting of the Marseillais is set for Thursday, with the reception of Marcelino’s Villarreal, on behalf of the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League.

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