- Marseille have moved swiftly to replace Sampaoli following his shock exit from the club last week
- New coach Tudor enjoyed a productive season with Verona last term finishing a respectable ninth place in Serie A
- Tudor left his role with Verona due to a limited transfer kitty. Departing Marseille coach Sampaoli ironically departed the French outfit for similar reasons
Tudor, 44, enjoyed a successful stint at Verona last season, taking the club from bottom of the table to a respectable ninth place finish. The Croatian tactician left his role on excellent terms, citing the limited budget for the season ahead as his reason for parting ways.
Contrastingly, Jorge Sampaoli left his role with Marseille last week for similar reasons. The Argentinian coach stated on his Instagram page that the club’s transfer activity didn’t fall in line with his own expectations.
“My tempo and my objectives are not the same as the directors. There’s no harm in striving for different things,” Sampaoli wrote on his Instagram page.
“What’s important is to seek excellence and to want what’s best for Marseille.” Sampaoli added.
Sampaoli left Marseille with three years remaining on this agreement and was hugely popular with the clubs’ fans. President Pablo Longoria confirmed there was no bitterness between the two following his exit.
“He renounced (payment) on his three contracts. He arrived and left as a gentleman,” Longoria said. “Marseille is an unstable club by nature. The team needs to build a project around a coach.