Olympique de Marseille are in discussions with Pyramids Football Club manager Jaime Pacheco ahead of potential move to replace resigned Marcelino.
Marcelino resigned from Marseille last week citing reasons of “intimidation, threats, insults and slander” that led to his stepping down after just seven games in charge as Marseille boss.
The Ligue 1 giants are monitoring a host of coaches to take charge at Stade Vélodrome with Egyptian Premier League side Pyramids FC seeing their boss Pacheco tipped by Marseille to permanently succeed Marcelino.
Pacheco, Portuguese, has been a revelation for Pyramids since joining from top notch Zamalek in January 2023, guiding Pyramids to second place finish in the Egyptian Premier League last season.
Since the resignation of Marcelino, Pacheco has been linked with the vacant Marseille job with the Portuguese International said to have received an offer from the French Ligue 1 side.
Futball Surgery Sports understand Marseille President Pablo Longoria has made contacts into Egypt to seal deal for Pacheco who recently signed new contract at Pyramids until the end of the season that is only in week 2.
According to reports, the Pyramids FC boss has received an offer from Marseille and is willing to make a move to the French Ligue 1.
Pacheco has already confirmed Marseille’s offer to him stating “Yes, there is already an official offer” when he was approached and asked by reporters about Olympique de Marseille’s interest.
Marseille are in talks with Pacheco over a move with interim Jacques Abardonado’s side hoping to seal a permanent replacement for Marcelino.
Jaime Pacheco has told Pyramids management he wants to leave for Marseille and that wish could be granted in what could be his last game for Pyramids when they face National Bank in the Egyptian League on Monday night.
” I want to go. I informed the president of the club that I wanted to leave after the next match,” Pacheco has told reporters.
Pacheco hasn’t coached in Europe since 2009 during his time with Belenenses and since then he worked in Saudi Arabia, China, and finally in Egypt with Zamalek and Pyramids FC.
Marseille were thrashed 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain Sunday evening to dent their move to second place on the French Ligue 1 table and currently sit 7th position with 2 points below PSG and 4 below league leaders Brest.
Defeat to PSG is Marseille’s first loss of the season as the Stade Vélodrome side hope to recover from setback when they travel to AS Monaco on Saturday.
Marseille are also placed in difficult group in the Europa League along side Ajax, Brighton & Hove Albion, and AEK Athens.
Wen appointed as new Marseille boss, Pacheco will be tasked to heighten the club’s league and Europa League campaigns which will be a huge challenge for the Pyramids FC coach.