Official Communication from OM
Following erroneous information in the media recently concerning the contract extension proposed to André Villas-Boas, Olympique de Marseille wishes to re-establish the reality of facts.
As early as last week, the President of Olympique de Marseille Jacques-Henri Eyraud spoke with André Villas-Boas about his desire to offer him a contract extension. Over the weekend, Frank McCourt confirmed to André Villas-Boas that he was on the line with Jacques-Henri Eyraud and hoped that they would both work on the terms of this extension.
At the end of the day on Monday, the club sent André Villas-Boas a proposal to extend the contract by 2 years ( for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons) + 1 optional year (2023/24), if OM qualified for the Champions League that year.
For 20 years Olympique de Marseille has been a club that has suffered chronic instability. Twenty-four coaching changes (some coaches have had several roles at different periods) have been issued by OM during this period.
Over these 20 years, only 3 coaches have received a contractual commitment of 4 years or more: Didier Deschamps, Rudi Garcia and today André Villas-Boas with this proposal.
First of all, this shows the club's desire to create conditions of stability without as a foundation that can be built in the long term in football and in particular at Olympique de Marseille.
This also demonstrates the determination of the club to invest when it deems it necessary in the conditions of sporting success.
Finally, this demonstrates all the confidence the club has in the technical qualities of André Villas-Boas, with which Olympique de Marseille wishes to write an important page in its modern history.