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Marseille: Finally Marthelino

Marseille: Finally Marthelino


Marthelino in the Marseille match against Panathinaikos

Marthelino’s spell on the Marseille bench proved short as the two sides went their separate ways.

Marthelino’s spell on the bench at Marseille, AEK’s opponents in the Europa League, only lasted a few months. According to “a team“The Spanish coach announced to the players his departure.

The 58-year-old coach took over the team last June instead of Igor Tudor. The start of the season for Marseille was not ideal.

The elimination of Panathinaikos in the Champions League qualifiers, coupled with two wins in five matches in the French championship, put Marthelinos in a difficult position.

It is still unknown whether he has resigned or been fired, but according to Equipe it already seems certain that if nothing changes on the bench for Thursday’s Europa League match, Jean-Pierre Babin will sit.

The French football legend does not have much experience in the field of coaching. In the 2006-2007 season, he promoted Strasbourg to the first division, while in the 2007-2008 season he was at Lens.

In the years 2020-2022, he was on the substitutes bench for Chartres in the second division. In November 2022 he returned to Marseille as advisor to Pablo Longoria.

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