spanish football administrator
Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Longoria. In this spanish name, the foremost or agnate surname isand the second or maternal syndicate name is Pablo Fernández Longoria ( digest 9 June 1986 ) [ 1 ] is a spanish football executive. On 26 February 2021, he was named President of Olympique de Marseille, succeeding Jacques-Henri Eyraud .

early life and career [edit ]

Born in Oviedo, Pablo Longoria began at 12 to watch football matches every day as a avocation. [ 2 ] A garter of Sporting Gijón, [ 3 ] he enjoys television games such as FIFA 2000 and Football Manager and gained from them a deep cognition of players and tactical aspects of football. [ 4 ] In 2005 he gained bring have with the agent Eugenio Botas who works most notably with the spanish coach Marcelino García Toral. Marcelino, as director of Recreativo de Huelva ( from 2005 to 2007 ) then of Racing Santander ( from 2007 to 2008 ), relied on the analysis of the young Longoria while building his team. [ 5 ] [ 4 ]

career [edit ]

Longoria began his career as a media adviser with Radio Marca after having been spotted by the diarist Axel Torres on the forum, which he led. [ 6 ] At the like meter, he began a career as a lookout at the English golf club Newcastle United in November 2007. [ 7 ] He did n’t stay there very long however, before becoming head scout at Recreativo de Huelva in February 2009. He subsequently revealed that he wished to hire the Portuguese coach André Villas-Boas as capitulum coach at the club. Villas-Boas signed rather with Académica de Coimbra. [ 8 ]

In December 2010, he became a lookout at Atalanta, then in the italian Serie B. After 3 years at the club, he joined Sassuolo in July 2013 as steer scout, before joining Juventus in August 2015. notably, he was the origin of the decision to sign the Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. [ 9 ] [ 5 ]

Longoria, who can speak 6 languages ( spanish, french, english, italian, portuguese and german ), became sporting film director of Valencia in February 2018. Famous for his workplace, he has said that he watches seven or eight matches of football most days. [ 10 ]

Marseille [edit ]

He was named sporting director of Marseille on 26 July 2020, succeeding his compatriot Andoni Zubizarreta. [ 9 ] [ 11 ] He declared his intention to work for the club for five years, with the objective of stabilizing Marseille as one of the 20 best european clubhouse. [ 12 ] [ 13 ] During his clock time at the club, he invested in young person, bringing in players such as the brazilian Luis Henrique, and heightening the clubs scouting achieve in Africa. [ citation needed ] On 26 February 2021, he was named president of Marseille with duty for the fiscal and sporting sectors of the club. [ 14 ] Longoria is the youngest president of the club since 1909. [ 15 ] He brought in Jorge Sampaoli to succeed Nasser Larguet, the interim director following the departure of André Villas-Boas. [ 16 ]

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