Since his appointment to the Olympique de Marseille in 2016, Andoni Zubizarreta has never been unanimous. Three years after his arrival, the critics have not disappeared.
Despite the huge investment of owner Frank McCourt in recent years, Olympique de Marseille is no more advanced. Some would even say that the club has declined since its new policy, now focused on young people, seems less ambitious. It must be said that the Vélodrome resident made mistakes in the transfer market. This explains the recurrent criticisms against the sports director Andoni Zubizarreta.
As a former leader of FC Barcelona, the Spaniard surely arrived with skills and a large repertoire. But for the moment, the former goalkeeper is mostly described as a discreet man. " Trade is never heated, testified an agent in Provence. But do not be in a hurry! I do not understand why it takes so much time to settle certain files. And again, some comments are more aggressive. Like Marcel Dib, other observers wonder what Zubizarreta's purpose is for Marseille.
What is Zubizarreta really doing?
« I do not know what he's doing exactly, I do not know his real rolecommented the former Olympian. It's a difficult job, with pressure. With Garcia, it seems to me that they were not on the same wavelength. It's better with André Villas-Boas, they can form a good duo. Most importantly, they work together. A strong management team must have the same ideas and pull in the same direction. It is together that we build something big. "Nevertheless," Zubi "has been on the hot seat for a few weeks.
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