Close to making Jorge Sampaoli as André Villas-Boas’ official successor, Marseille are planning other staff changes under Pablo Longoria.
Among those will be a revamp of the recruitment section of the club, with at least three members expected to leave, meaning they will have to be replaced.
One of the names circulating these days is Manchester United’s Mathieu Seckinger, who currently keeps an eye out for players in France for the Red Devils as a first-team scout.
This was first reported by Marc Mechenoua, and now confirmed by L’Equipe journalist Mathieu Grégoire, who explains that Marseille are also looking at Franck Tognarelli alongside the United scout ahead of a ‘big transfer window in the recruitment cell’.
Gros mercato au niveau de la cellule de recrutement #OM. Après Flos, Santos et Khirat sont en partance. Outre Seckinger, Franck Tognarelli (Air-Bel, Bonneveine) courtisé, mais d’autres clubs lorgnent le recruteur originaire de Marseille. https://t.co/5zkHpsYGFb
— Mathieu Grégoire (@Serguei) February 20, 2021
Why Seckinger? Well, for one, he was the one who helped Manchester United find Hannibal Mejbri, already aware of the midfielder when he was a scout for his previous club, Nancy, as per Manchester Evening News.
That says a lot of his eye for talent, so it’s perhaps not a surprise to see him being of interest to one of the more reputable clubs in France, especially one trying to have a rebuild.
Certainly something to keep an eye on.