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Juventus interested in Marseille president Pablo Longoria

Marseille's Spanish president Pablo Longoria poses on the pitch of the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France on September 5, 2022.

Juventus are considering Olympique Marseille president Pablo Longoria for a role they are yet to define, according to Foot Mercato.

Longoria previously worked for Juventus as their chief scout. He left to join Valencia as a technical director. The 36-year-old then exited the Mestalla to become the president of Marseille.

However, Longoria’s people have moved to deny contact with the Bianconeri. They also stated that he won’t leave the French club anytime soon.

“Pablo could be flattered that Juventus are thinking of him,” a representative said. 

“It’s his club, he owes them his career and what he does today, but a departure from OM is not at all on the agenda.”

After a disappointing start o the season, it is no surprise that Juve are trying to reshape a few things at the club.

Juventus are out of the Champions League and into the Europa League. Astonishingly the record Serie A title holders lost five of their six group H games. Their only win came against Maccabi Haifa in Turin.

Domestically, Juventus are eighth in Serie A. They have struggled to keep up with Atalanta, Napoli and champions AC Milan.

Head coach Massimiliano Allegri has kept his job primarily because the club considers it too expensive to sack him. His second coming has not been a success like his first tenure.

Juventus must improve the quality of its leadership by bringing in more impactful individuals and decision-makers. It is unsurprising that the club is considering Longoria.

He has done an incredible job at Marseille since becoming president in 2021. Longoria brought in Jorge Sampaoli who led them to finish in a Champions League place. He brought in Igor Tudor following Sampaoli’s departure.

Longoria has also made some good transfer deals that have made him popular in France.

The former Newcastle United, Atalanta and Sassuolo scout has a bright future in the sport, but a return to Juventus may be too soon for him.

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