Pablo Longoria is an example of how simple and important it is to be in the right place at the right time. 34 years of devotion to football have been rewarded by giving him the reins at the helm of historic club Olympique de Marseille.
Let’s take it one step at a time. Asturian by origin, he has been a scout for more than fifteen years. Despite his young age, his experience in the sector is admirable. Newcastle, Recreativo de Huelva, Atalanta, Sassuolo, Juventus and Valencia preceded his adventure in the south of France, where he took over from Andoni Zubizarreta.
In 2008 he was responsible for bringing an unknown Sinama Pongolle to Spanish football. Years later, far from shying away from the responsibility, he worked hand in hand with Mateu Alemany and Marcelino García Toral to turn Valencia into a leading club, before the arrival of the current owner, who has turned the club into a circus.
From everything I have read about him, there is one fact that has surprised me enormously and at the same time has awakened in me a healthy envy: he has four satellite dishes in his house through which he records about 160 matches to be able to watch between seven or eight daily.
This sports madman will be doing his utmost to get the ball rolling again at the highest level at the Velodrome.