Former Marseille president, Pape Diouf has died at age 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club has announced.
The Senegalian was president between 2005 and 2009 when Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 twice and reached two French Cup finals.
They went on to win a first French league title in 18 years in 2010.
Marseille posted on twitter in response to Diouf’s death. See tweet below:
The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) said: “Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football.
“A member of the LFP administrative council from September 2007 to June 2009, Pape Diouf will be remembered as a charismatic and passionate director.”