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Former sporting director of Zenit Ribalta took a similar post at Marseille

Javier Ribalta took over as sporting director of the French Marseille. The Spaniard worked at Zenit until April 2021

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Former Zenit sporting director Javier Ribalta took up a similar post at Marseille. About it reported on the website of the French club.

Ribalta worked at Zenit from the summer of 2018 to April 2021. The club under him twice won the championship of Russia, the Cup of Russia and the Super Cup of Russia.

The Petersburg club is the first where the 41-year-old Spaniard received the position of sports director. Prior to that, he was the chief scout in the Italian “Novara”, “Juventus” and the English “Manchester United”. In addition, the Spaniard worked as a scout for Torino and Milan.

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During the period of work of Ribalta, Juventus carried out transfers of Dani Alves, Kingsley Coman, Fernando Llorente, Sami Khedira, Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata, Alex Sandro, Paulo Dybala and other players.

After leaving Zenit, Ribalta became the managing director of the Italian Parma, which flew out of Serie A, and at the end of last season failed to win a ticket back.

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