Former Ballon d’Or winner suggests former club make Mourinho their next manager

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Jose Mourinho
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Last month, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas offered to resign from his role as Marseille boss due to disagreements with the club’s transfer policy.

Marseille subsequently accepted his resignation and have appointed the club’s head of the academy, Nasser Larguet as their interim boss. 

Marseille legend Jean-Pierre Papin has now admitted that it is not a situation he would like to see continue for too long and stated that he wanted to see his former club go for a big-name coach. 

When asked about who he would like the Ligue 1 giants to appoint, Papin, who won the Ballon d’Or in 1991, certainly did not allow reality to temper his judgement. 

The 57-year-old suggested that he would like to see either Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho or Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to take over at the Orange Velodrome, suggesting that the Spurs boss would help to instil some defensive discipline into the Marseille side. 

Papin told beIN Sports (as relayed by Foot-Sur7): “I would like to see Mourinho or Zidane on the OM bench. 

“Mourinho is someone with an iron fist. You need someone who doesn’t want to take goals. I think the Marseille is taking too much .”

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