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Frank McCourt is still as ambitious for OM


The owner of Olympique de Marseille has displayed his ambitions for the coming season and for the umpteenth time to rule out a sale.

Olympique de Marseille has put the small dishes in the big this summer to meet the desires of Jorge Sampaoli. After several seasons of counting his money on the transfer market, the owner of the club, Frank McCourt has obviously decided to give himself the means to succeed and has full confidence in his new organization chart with Pablo Longoria at its head, which multiplies the good tracks and arrivals for a few weeks.

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In barely a week, Olympique de Marseille formalized the arrival of Gerson, Cengiz Under (on loan), Konrad de la Fuente and exercised the option to purchase Leonardo Balerdi. What is more, the Marseille transfer window is far from over since several tracks are about to be completed including the transfer of Mattéo Guendouzi and Pau Lopez. So inevitably, with such a recruitment, Frank McCourt will not be satisfied with a fifth place next season.

In an interview with L’Equipe, the owner of OM put pressure on his men and awaits qualification for the next Champions League: “I have a strong ambition for OM, I am passionate about this club. And I am very determined to reach the top. OM supporters deserve a great club and great results. the front. We must first continue to improve performance in the field.

“I am not a seller”

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“But we also have to make the club progress in all its dimensions. OM must play in the Champions League every year. It’s an obligation. At the end of the season, OM must qualify for this competition. I have a strong ambition for OM, I am passionate about this club. And I am very determined to reach the top. OM supporters deserve a great club and great results “, added Frank McCourt.

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The owner of OM also wanted to clarify the situation of his club vis-à-vis the DNCG, which regulated its payroll and transfer payments: “The DNCG, which I respect, does its best for the health of French football. They focus on issues related to club control. I urged them to take an interest in the reforms. They are necessary so that French football can achieve its objectives “.

Finally, for the umpteenth time, Frank McCourt has let it be known that he does not intend to sell Olympique de Marseille in the short and medium term: “No. I am not a seller. I am at OM for a very long time, God willing. I’m doing my best to prove that I don’t want to sell (by investing this summer) “. A speech that risks reassuring OM supporters, even more in view of the investments made by the American this summer.

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