While the crisis has affected the club since Monday evening and the stormy meeting between management and representatives of supporter groups, OM broke the silence this Tuesday evening through a press release. Olympique de Marseille thus announced the withdrawal of four of its managers, including Pablo Longoria.
In a very tense context in recent hours, the reaction ofABOUT was expected. Monday during a meeting between Marseille management and representatives of supporter groups, the latter demanded the departures of Pablo Longoria, Javier Ribalta, Stéphane Tessier et Pedro Iriondo.
“The OM Directory cannot accept personal threats”
In a press release published this Tuesday evening, theABOUT condemned the threats made during this meeting: “ However, following a meeting held on Monday September 18, 2023 at the Robert Louis-Dreyfus Training Center, representatives of the supporters’ associations expressed their wish to see the current OM Directory resign . The threat of a “war” (sic) against them was issued, as long as they did not resign (…) On the other hand, the OM Directory cannot accept personal threats. Its members cannot tolerate individual attacks and any form of unfounded public defamation. A relationship based on intimidation cannot guarantee the minimum acceptable conditions for the club’s Board of Directors to continue to invest in the transformation of OM.. »
Official press release from Olympique de Marseille
— Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) September 19, 2023
Longoria steps back from his post as president
As stated on the social network X by the journalist of The team Mathieu Grégoirel’ABOUT also communicated on the situation of the four leaders targeted by Marseille supporters. The club announced that Pablo Longoria, Javier Ribalta, Stéphane Tessier et Pedro Iriondo were going to step back from their duties and take some time to think. Regarding Marcelinol’ABOUT did not communicate.