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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 09 / 16

French Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille announced that General Dir PHILIPPE PÉREZ is leaving the club because of a change in the financial and strategic goals of the club. The decision was mutual, and brings an end to a four-year relationship between Pérez and OM ( Olympique de Ma...

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