French club Marseille announced on Monday the appointment of Croatian Igor Tudor as coach of the team for the next two seasons, replacing Argentine Jorge Sampaoli.
“I believe we have found in Igor Todor what we need, and I am delighted to welcome him to our club,” club owner Frank McCourt said in a statement. Igor is a fighter, as he has shown throughout his career, both as a coach and as a player.”
The 44-year-old Tudor began his coaching career with his compatriot Hayduk Split (2013-2015), then moved to Greece to coach PAOK Thessaloniki (2015-2016), then to Turkey with Karabukspor (2016-2017) and Galatasaray (2017). He lands in Italy with Udinese (2018 and 2019).
Tudor returned to Croatia to supervise Hayduk Split in 2020, but soon went back to Italy, where he worked as an assistant coach in Juventus for Andrea Pirlo (2020-2021) and supervised the training of Hellas Verona last season, where he led him to ninth place.
It is noteworthy that the brilliant defense center had played for about ten years in the ranks of the Italian Juventus, and played 55 international matches with his country, Croatia, and finished with him in third place in the 1998 World Cup in France.