Former Nigeria international Taye Taïwo has blasted Olympique Marseille president Vincent Labrune stating that his poor management style is reason why the club has been going backward rather than forward.
Taiwo, 30, a former OM left-back who now plays for Finnish club Helsingin jalkapalloklubi says the club’s lack of vision in the transfer window is the reason the club lie 12th in the Ligue 1 table.
“I am struggling to understand how he makes a call when he signs a player. After two good games, he brings them to Marseille for €17 million. It is not possible,” he told So Foot.
“You simply cannot let Dimitri Payet go. The same applies to André Ayew, Mathieu Valbuena or André-Pierre Gignac. It doesn’t make any sense,” added Taiwo, who won the French Ligue 1 during his six-year spell at Marseille.
“There are too many youngsters in this team. There is no safety at the back. Against Rennes, it is unbelievable. They conceded three goals in five minutes. Marseille need leaders at the back. Steve Mandanda cannot do everything.
“Olympique Marseille don’t play as a team. They all move upfront. On the left they move upfront, on the right they move upfront, it doesn’t work like that.”
He spent six years at the club, before moving to AC Milan in 2011 and has since played for Queens Park Rangers, Dynamo Kyiv and Bursaspor.