Official: Puma Announces Long-Term Olympique Marseille Kit Deal
Confirming the earlier rumors, Puma today announced that it will succeed Adidas at the Stade Velodrome and will kit out Olympique Marseille starting in the 2018-19 season.
Puma Confirms Olympique Marseille Kit Deal
Puma will release its first Olympique Marseille jerseys in July 2018.
Adidas will leave the Southern French club after what seems like an eternity due to disagreements over the value of a future deal and especially the merchandising and management of club stores. With the Puma deal, these stores will go back to being managed by Olympique Marseille.
No further details on the duration or financial value of the Olympique Marseille Puma kit deal have been announced, but it was rumored to be worth around €15 million per season prior to the announcement.
Bjoern Gulden, Chief Executive Officer for Puma said : “We are very proud to become the partner of Olympique de Marseille. The club has a great tradition, great attitude, they play a fast and fun style of football, they have the best fans and the new owners have great ambitions and plans for the future. We think this is a great fit for PUMA and are really looking forward to this partnership."
Jacques-Henri Eyraud, President at Olympique Marseille said: “OM will be the most important sports club for Puma in France and we have been very impressed by the will of its managers to actively support us on an international scale. It is a tremendous show of confidence for our ‘OM Champion Project’. This contract will provide us significant annual incomes required to allow us to achieve our sports objectives. It is the most important commercial contract in the history of the club.”
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