Before Gasset, OM thought of another French coach


By: Manu Tournoux

The management of OM had sought to enlist a French technician younger than Jean-Louis Gasset.

Jean-Louis Gasset makes an idyllic debut on the OM bench. In three matches, he has three victories, with 12 goals scored along the way. The choice to bet on this trainer therefore seems to be paying off. However, basically, it was not necessarily the No. 1 option for Olympian managers.

According to information from RMC Sport, OM considered recruiting another French coach. The name of Philippe Montanier, former coach of Toulouse and Lens. And the latter had the advantage of being free. In the end, this alternative was abandoned.

It was Benatia who chose Gasset

It was Mehdi Benatia, the president’s advisor, who had the idea of ​​calling on Jean-Louis Gasset. During the shipwreck in Brest, he convinced Pablo Longoria to part ways with Gennaro Gattuso and bet on the former Ivory Coast coach. The latter was then contacted in the evening and he immediately accepted the position.

Gasset signed until the end of the season. However, if Marseille were to reach the places giving access to the Champions League while having a brilliant run in the Europa League, it is not impossible that he would be kept in this position for much longer.

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