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US tycoon vows to restore Marseille glory

Marseille (AFP) – American tycoon Frank McCourt on Monday officially completed his purchase of Marseille and vowed to return the fallen French Ligue 1 giants to glory. The 63-year-old former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers signed the necessary paperwork in Paris having entered into exclusive discussions to buy Marseille from owner Margarita Louis-Dreyfus on August 29. Louis-Dreyfus took control after the death of her husband Robert in 2009, but despite a multi-million euro investment the club have struggled finishing 13th last season.
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