BREAKING: Marseille appoint Andre Villas-Boas as coach


French giants Marseille named former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas as the club’s new coach on Tuesday after he signed a two-year deal to replace Rudi Garcia.

“We are delighted to hire a coach whose success is recognised at the highest level in Europe and in the world,” said Marseille owner Frank McCourt.

“We expect him to breathe new life into the group that he will be in charge of. We are convinced that his sharp vision of football and his sense of innovation will be major assets to enter a new cycle, which will allow our club to resume its progress.”

Under Garcia, Marseille had a frustrating campaign in Ligue 1, finishing in fifth place and missing out on European football.

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