New boss Andre Villas-Boas is not planning sweeping changes at Marseille as he targets a place back in Ligue 1’s top three. The Portuguese tactician was unveiled as Rudi Garcia’s successor on Tuesday and been charged with the task of bringing the good times back to Stade Velodrome.
L’OM finished fifth in the season just ended and last won the Ligue 1 title in the 2009-10 campaign, with Paris Saint Germain now the dominant force in French football. The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager will get to work this summer finalising his squad for the challenges ahead, but says he will tinker rather than begin a revolution as he looks to get the club back in the Champions League.
“I am very happy to be here. Joining a club as big as OM is fantastic for me,” he said. “The objectives are clear. We have a very strong desire and will to do absolutely everything to finish in the top three. “The team is good. The group needs changes, but not too many. There are players, notably, who are coming out of contract. We must analyse all of that, considering Financial Fair Play, and put together the best team possible to achieve the supporters’ dreams.” Villas-Boas said.