OM announced on Saturday the recruitment of the Spaniard Javier Ribalta as director of football, where he will be responsible for “supervising the club’s sports policy as a whole”. 41-year-old Ribalta knew OM president Pablo Longoria, a Spaniard like him, when the two men worked together at Juventus Turin from 2015 to 2017.
“He worked for several prestigious clubs such as AC Milan, Manchester United and Juventus Turin. He recently held the position of sports director at Zenit St. Petersburg then technical director at Parma Calcio 1913 until June, ”recalls OM in its press release.
David Friio, who arrived at OM in 2020 as technical director, has for his part been appointed sports director. “He will ensure the relationship between the management and the professional group as well as the management of the scouting teams”, specifies OM.