Who will be on the Olympique de Marseille bench next season? While Jean-Louis Gasset will leave La Canebière at the end of June, the question has continued to come back to the table in recent weeks. And according to various sources, the Marseille leaders have not changed their tune since last summer: they are still targeting Paulo Fonseca, the current LOSC technician, who will be free at the end of the financial year in course. As (among others) indicated by the journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, they would have offered him a three-year contract, with the ambition of bringing (a little) stability within a club which has lacked so much for several years.

However, even if the latest rumors suggest that the Portuguese would approach Marseille, nothing would (yet?) be done. Indeed, RMC Sport revealed this Friday that for the moment the lease proposal would only be “oral”, and that there would “not yet” be a written offer “ready to be signed”. Our colleagues also specify that the former AS Roma coach “is attracted by this possibility but has not yet given a positive – or negative – response”.

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Olympique de Marseille, which would like to know its new coach quickly “after the end of the season”, would not have “set a deadline for Fonseca because relations are cordial and frank with him”, indicates RMC Sport. The Portuguese technician would also be in the good books of AC Milan and West Ham. So, in the event of refusal, the Phocaeans would work on other avenues. Recently, L’Équipe affirmed that OM had (in particular) their sights on Sergio Conceiçao, leaving FC Porto, and on Franck Haise, the Lensois coach.

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