Fiorese lacks foreign interest
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fabrice Fiorese is determined to leave l'OM, despite a lack of interest in the player.Fabrice Fiorese is still determined to leave Marseille in January, despite only Strasbourg showing an interest.
The want-away midfielder has previously declared his intention to move to an English side, with Southampton rumoured to be watching the forward.
An approach from Le Championnat side Rennes has already been rebuffed by the 29-year-old, and he is unlikely to want to move to Stade de la Meinau either, although could be encouraged to agree a loan deal until the summer.
Fiorese has again been left out of the squad to play Metz this weekend by coach Philippe Troussier, who criticised the player and fellow rebel Bruno Cheyrou.
Both players have decided that their futures lie away from Stade Velodrome and Troussier has identified the lack of effort shown as a result.
l'OM boss has also asked for more from midfielder Salomon Olembe, who has not been performing to the required standard so far this season.
"Both Fiorese and Cheyrou ask themselves if they can play in our team system, I just tell them one thing, 'I rely on you'," said Troussier.
"Cheyrou can play in the Olembe position, I would like Olembe to understand we expect much more from him.
"He should make ten crosses in a match, he is conscientious but it is not enough."
Troussier has extensive managerial experience with international sides, including Nigeria and Japan, and is finding the task of full time league management a demanding one with l'OM.
Although under contract until 2006 it is believed that the two parties have an agreement to cancel the contract when either side wishes to end Troussier's tenure, and the boss is considering such a possibility.
"I am very happy to be here, but it is an exhausting job, in the long term it is very complex," he continued.
"If I have the opportunity to go on next season, that will need a think."