Related

Article

Barton wants to end career at Marseille

14 November 2012 14:19

QPR midfielder Joey Barton is keen to secure a permanent move away from the Premier League and finish his career at Marseille.

The 30-year-old is delighted with how he has settled into life at the Stade Velodrome, praising the club for making him feel welcome since his temporary move.

"I don't know (if I will stay beyond my loan). It's not my decision. It is between Queens Park Rangers and Marseille," Barton said.

"If I had my choice, I would stay here for the rest of my career. I love this place, I have a great relationship with the people, the staff, the manager, the players, the fans. I feel like I'm at home.

"I haven't played many games. I can't wait to put the Marseille shirt on, to show people that I like to play football."

The midfielder also commented on the structure of French football, insisting that a director of football system is best, as a coach is enabled to focus on his work with the players.

"In England, I think it doesn't work as well as in France and elsewhere in Europe," said Barton of the structure of English clubs.

"The system with a sporting director, a president and a coach, is better.

"In England, if you have a problem with the manager, he must go with all the staff. This is a big problem for a club. If I owned a club, I would use the French system. The English system, I don't think works."

Sponsored links

Wednesday 16 August

20:49
20:48
20:11
19:22
18:39
18:34
17:58
17:25
16:42
16:27
15:50
15:42
14:08
13:33
13:31
12:46
12:17
11:21
10:54
10:29
09:20
08:45
02:34
01:39
00:53
00:35

Tuesday 15 August

23:46
23:24
22:50
22:30
22:14
21:22
20:16
20:04
18:49
18:41
18:26
17:54
17:45
17:31
17:26
16:50
16:34
15:30
13:51
13:29
13:16
12:52
11:48
10:49
09:50
06:47
04:08
03:01
02:30
00:31
00:08

Monday 14 August

23:29
22:42
22:10
21:46
21:24
21:10
20:32
20:08
19:51
19:11
18:32
18:15
18:03
16:07
15:51
15:44
14:37
14:24
13:38
13:26
13:14
13:10
12:45
12:26
11:57
11:29
10:12
09:49
09:04
08:37
07:46
04:29
03:36
03:22
02:46
02:01
01:25
01:19
01:03
00:44
00:20

Facebook