New director of communication for OM, journalist Jacques Cardoze justified his choice this Saturday during an interview with Le Parisien. He also detailed the process that led him to the Marseille club.
Taking advantage of the heavy defeat Lensoise against Lille this Friday (0-3) at the opening of the 36th day of Ligue 1, OM entered the top five of the standings thanks to a better goal difference and even before the match protected by Jorge Sampaoli this Sunday in Saint-Etienne. A place gained in the standings which should delight Jacques Cardoze, the new communications director of the Marseille club. The day after the announcement of his entry into the organization chart, the former journalist from France Televisions explained the reasons that pushed him to take up such a challenge.
“I was a requester, assured the leader to the newspaper Le Parisien. In January, when I saw my heart club that was going badly, with the invasion of the Commandery, I wanted to get closer to it. . “
Cardoze: “I had nine interviews”
If the invasion of the Commandery by supporters on January 30th caused a stir within the Marseille club, it also allowed the owner Frank McCourt to make many changes in the following weeks, such as the departure of Jacques-Henri Eyraud and the appointment of Pablo Longoria as president of OM. A reorganization which therefore also gave rise to the arrival of Jacques Cardoze after a meticulous recruitment process.
“For that, I had nine interviews. Four in France, including with Pablo Longoria, explained the former public service correspondent in Marseille. And five in the United States, including one with Frank McCourt for whom I have admiration as a builder. “
An OM fan who makes “a childhood dream” come true
Unlike some of his predecessors in the club, Jacques Cardoze has never published a message going against the Marseille team on social networks and thinks he has already won a first battle with the supporters thanks to this.
“Joining OM is not the choice of comfort. I realize a childhood dream, continued the manager before launching with conviction. Look at my old tweets! Football is a real passion. My son says that I am not a fan of football, but a fan of OM. I have had this passion since adolescence. “