Andre Villas Boas at the Vélodrome, February 8, 2020. - GERARD JULIEN / AFP

The owner of Olympique de Marseille, Frank McCourt, puts his weight in the balance: he wants his coach, André Villas-Boas, to stay at the club, he said this Saturday in a press release, joining the position of president, Jacques-Henri Eyraud.

Frank McCourt "spoke with André Villas-Boas" on Saturday and "told him he was perfectly aligned" with Eyraud to "suggest to André to continue to be the OM coach beyond the end of his term. current contract ”, until 2020, it is written. However if the Portuguese coach "took the decision to leave OM for reasons of his own, Frank would wish him the best for his future".

Towards a takeover of the club?

Villas-Boas could still leave OM, which he led to second place in Ligue 1 and therefore in the Champions League, for the first time in seven years. He had earlier in the season linked his fate to that of the sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta. However, the man who recruited him this summer left the club on Thursday, leaving doubts hanging over the departure of "AVB".

Friday "JHE" had expressed his wish on RMC that the Portuguese technician remains "many more years" at OM. Faced with the persistent rumor of a takeover of OM by a Saudi billionaire, McCourt also "reaffirmed how fully committed he was to OM and the project for the years to come".


Mercato OM: Sports director Andoni Zubizarreta leaves the club, will André Villas-Boas follow him?

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