Pape Diouf: Former Marseille president dies after contracting coronavirus

Former French international Didier Deschamps (left) was appointed manager of Marseille under Diouf in 2009

Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died, aged 68, after suffering with coronavirus, the club have announced.

The Senegalese was president between 2005 and 2009 when the French club finished second in Ligue 1 twice and reached two Coupe de France finals.

The club went on to win a first French league title in 18 years in 2010.

“Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one of the great architects in the club’s history,” the club tweeted.