Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi does not let go

Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi

“Mr. Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi wishes to buy back Olympique de Marseille”. The editorial staff of France and Navarre received, at 3:32 am, last night, an email from the Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi clan. Anything but a coincidence the day after the public announcement of the current owner of OM Frank McCourt who, through the voice of one of his lawyers, assured that he did not want to negotiate with the Franco-Tunisian businessman . The latter does not let it count, as this long press release explains.

“Our client, Mr. Ajroudi wishes to acquire Olympique de Marseille, ideally at the same acquisition cost as that paid by Mr. McCourt, an amount to which are added all the expenses he incurred for the acquisitions of players, his subsequent contributions and above all, the amount necessary to finance the solution with the ICFC-UEFA regarding the abysmal annual losses of the last three years, which are around 202 million euros”, can we read in this letter sent by the firm Greenberg, Hornblower, Deschenaux & Partners, LLP, which “represents the interests of Mr. Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi and his investors”.

The Bernard Tapie card

This statement clearly attacks the management of the Bostonian, recalling his stint at the Dodgers and clearly questioning the possibility of the latter to continue to invest to make OM an ambitious club in France and in Europe. “Mr. McCourt may have the resources to cover the successive annual losses of the Club, but does he really want to make this enormous sacrifice? These abysmal losses concern as much the players whose salaries have been reduced, as the supporters who still believe in their Club and all the suppliers who wonder how they will be paid for services already delivered “, is it in particular written.

Finally, this publication, which praises the merits and experience of Mr. Ayachi Ajroudi and Mourad Boudjellal, tells us that the latter wish to install Bernard Tapie, emblematic former president of the Marseille club, within their future management committee. “Our client, Mr. Ajroudi considers that no one knows the Club better than Mr. Bernard Tapie, which is why he would like his presence on the Club committee, as far as he wishes and as the CFCB-UEFA does. allow “, he concluded. Let it be said, Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi has not finished in his quest for OM!

The full press release

“Mr. Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi wishes to buy back Olympique de Marseille ”.

He says: “I don’t have time to argue. Mr. Eyraud, fearing to lose his salary, is in favor of the sale as long as it is kept. How would we know without contact? We are not opposed to it, as long as it demonstrates that the losses of 2017, 2018 and 2019 are not due to its financial and sports mismanagement. If a disinformation campaign, massive or not, is enough to destabilize and weaken a historic club, we must seriously question the solidity of its structure and management. “

Geneva, July 23, 2020. Since March 16, 2020, our firm Greenberg, Hornblower, Deschenaux & Partners, LLP represents the interests of Mr. Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi and his investors. Mr. Ajroudi is a buyer who is not only very credible financially, but very prestigious internationally and whose ethics cannot be questioned.

French of Tunisian origin, engineer, inventor, football enthusiast and already president and financier of two clubs in Tunisia, Gabes and Nabeul, Mr. Ajroudi is a plenipotentiary representative of the interests of high personalities. Mr. Ajroudi developed in France one of his first inventions for the safety of workers and for the protection of the environment in offshore oil drilling.

He is the initiator of many other inventions and great technological progress in the environment: “there are almost two billion people who no longer have either water or electricity and they will soon be 9 billion. It’s a huge market! ”

Mr. Ajroudi has achieved great commercial and financial success in these vital areas. He asks the supporters of the Olympique de Marseille to be judged on his actions, not on ridiculous controversies, nor on beautiful promises which often have no other goal than to hide the problems to the detriment of the solutions to be implemented. square.

Mr. Frank McCourt seems to have kept his word when he declared in 2016 that he would invest 200 million euros in the football club since 205 million euros were spent on the acquisition of new players.

On the other hand, the expected sporting results were not achieved, which completely weighed down the annual accounts for the last three financial years of the Club.

Our client, Mr. Ajroudi wishes to acquire the Olympique de Marseille, ideally at the same acquisition cost as that paid by Mr. McCourt, amount to which are added all the expenses he incurred for the acquisitions of players, his contributions subsequent and above all, the amount necessary to finance the solution with the ICFC-UEFA concerning the abysmal annual losses of the last three years, which are around 202 million euros.

Mr. Ajroudi has no other objective than to prevent history from repeating itself. When Mr. McCourt was head of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, his accounting management was called haphazard.

Mr. McCourt may have the resources to cover the successive annual losses of the Club, but does he really want to make this enormous sacrifice?

These abysmal losses concern as much the players whose salaries have been reduced, as the supporters who still believe in their Club and all the suppliers who wonder how they will be paid for services already delivered.

Our client, Mr. Ajroudi considers that no one knows the Club better than Mr. Bernard Tapie, which is why he would like his presence on the Club committee, as far as he wishes and as the ICFC-UEFA allow.

Mr. Ajroudi not only brings the financial means to relaunch OM, but the expertise of a true president and financier of two football clubs.

He intends to compensate Mr McCourt, roll up his sleeves and breathe new life into a new management team to achieve the goals everyone is waiting for, namely to return to the top clubs in Europe.

As for the delusional summons filed by Mr. Eyraud to defend his position and drafted by a lawyer who is less known for his professional title than for those of comic book author and novelist, our client has a lot of fun.

“As for the half a million that Mr. Eyraud is claiming as damages, we are ready to pay it without trial” declared Mr. Ajroudi “for a one-day face to face meeting with Mr. McCourt in person. Thus, we will avoid wasting time with those around him, who communicate to him a very distorted perception of reality, for fear of losing the goose that lays the golden eggs.”

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