Liga MX

McCourt's moving swiftly to make Marseille a contender again

PARIS (AP) Marseille's new American owner, Frank McCourt, is moving quickly to make the ailing club competitive again.

Three days after officially taking over, he hired highly-rated coach Rudi Garcia in time for Sunday's match against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain.

When he completed his takeover on Monday, McCourt pledged to act swiftly and proved true to his word - bringing in the French coach who led Lille to a League and French Cup double five years ago. It was at Lille that Garcia helped develop the talent of a young Eden Hazard, now a star for Chelsea and Belgium.