After the failure of the path to Marcelo Gallardo, OM has now made Paulo Fonseca their priority to take over from Igor Tudor on the bench. He is about to reach an agreement with the Portuguese coach, but then Marseille will have to persuade Lusk to release him, while he is under contract until 2024.
OM has changed their tune. After trying to bring in Marcelo Gallardo, who has been unemployed since his departure from River Plate, the Marseille club closed the way for the Argentine coach. Sensing that the operation would be difficult, Marseille’s leaders revised their priorities for several days. They are now targeting Paulo Fonseca. Negotiations are underway with the Portuguese coach. and advanced discussions.
The 50-year-old technician is about to accept the challenge and come to an agreement with OM. But his arrival is not yet confirmed. Paulo Fonseca is under contract until 2024 with Lusk, whom he joined last summer. To lure him to Canebière, Marseille will have to convince Lille to let him go, in return for a monetary compensation. And he didn’t win.
Letang would like to continue with Fonseca
Olivier Letang, president of the Doges, sees himself continuing his training with his coach, Lusitania, next season. So the case is not over yet.
Before arriving in the North, Paulo Fonseca had officially worked at Braga, Shakhtar Donetsk or Roma. At the end of a rather attractive exercise, especially in the second half of the season, allowed Lille to finish fifth in Ligue 1, and qualify for the upcoming Europa League conference.