J.M // Photo credits: Giuseppe CACACE / AFP 11:26 am, September 27, 2023

The 45-year-old Italian, Gennaro Gattuso, is expected to be the next coach of Olympique de Marseille. He is expected, this Wednesday, in the Phocaean city and should lead his first match on Saturday against Monaco as part of the 7th matchday of Ligue 1.

He was expected a few kilometers further north, in Lyon, but it is in Marseille that he should put his suitcases. Barring a last-minute turnaround, Gennaro Gattuso should be the next coach of Olympique de Marseille, according to information from Foot Mercato. The post has been vacant since Marcelino resigned last week following pressure from supporters.

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A rollercoaster coaching career

The 45-year-old Italian was a player who marked his era with his 468 games played in the colors of AC Milan with whom he won two Serie A and two Champions Leagues (2003 and 2007). As a coach, the experiments have been less successful. Sion, Palermo, Crete, Pisa, AC Milan, Naples, Valencia... Many failures for few trophies. Moreover, he has won only one competition as a technician, the Coppa Italia in 2020.

According to information from L'Équipe, the 2006 world champion is expected this Wednesday in Provence to take office. Its volcanic character could work wonders in Marseille... or damage. Let's hope for the Phocaean fans that this experience is not short-lived. In 2021, Gennaro Gattuso decided to leave the Fiorentina club, 23 days after signing his contract. The Transalpine should be on the bench against Monaco, this Saturday, at 21h, as part of the 7th matchday of Ligue 1.