Foot­ball - Mar­seille parts ways with sport­ing di­rec­tor Gunter Ja­cob

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Mar­seille says that sport­ing di­rec­tor Gunter Ja­cob has left the club by mu­tual con­sent. The club an­nounced his de­par­ture in a state­ment yes­ter­day with­out giv­ing fur­ther de­tails. The 48year-old Bel­gian leaves only three months after being hired, and amid re­ports that Barcelona’s for­mer sport­ing di­rec­tor An­doni Zubizarreta is close to join­ing. Mar­seille pres­i­dent Jac­ques-Henri Eyraud said on French tele­vi­sion on Sun­day that Zubizarreta has al­ready met with coach Rudi Gar­cia. Gar­cia was hired last Thurs­day, just three days after the club was of­fi­cially bought by Amer­i­can owner Frank McCourt. Zubizarreta, a for­mer goal­keeper, played more than 400 games for Barcelona and made 126 in­ter­na­tional ap­pear­ances for Spain. He was Barca’s sport­ing di­rec­tor from July 2010 un­til he was fired in Jan­uary last year.

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