Longoria on the start? OM trembles
Pablo Longoria’s work in Marseille does not go unnoticed. A monument to European football would have made it a potential target.
Pablo Longoria has been leading OM for two years now, having been appointed sporting director only a few months earlier. The 30-year-old prodigy has since come a long way, and made a few hits on the transfer market. Passionate and persuasive, he also had to weather and manage a few crises, often coming out on top. And it is as a finality – a personal outcome without a career future – that he recently considered his experience in Marseille.
However, the person concerned does not fail to pique the curiosity of many observers in the football landerneau. Witness the interest in the Spaniard that the Gazzetta dello Sport are loaning to Juventus. After having evoked an alleged bianconero attraction for Igor Tudor, former defensive manager of the house, passed on the Turin bench as assistant to Andrea Pirlo, the Italian press includes Pablo Longoria in the list of potential targets of the Old Lady for replace a Federico Cherubini in turmoil.
In the shortlist, yes, but…
It’s no secret: Juve are looking to hire a new sporting director. And if the priority of the Piedmontese club seems to go to Frederic Massara, current director of football for AC Milan, the boss of OM remains a credible alternative in the eyes of the Bianconeri decision-makers. More than Giovanni Rossi, who officiates in Sassuolo, in particular. It remains to be seen whether such a challenge can still tempt a Pablo Longoria who in the past has already held this role at Juve, between 2015 and 2018. Now flanked by the stature of president, the 37-year-old Asturian can nurture ambitions other.