Rewind the clock just eight months and France’s second biggest city was buzzing with excitement around its football team. Years of despair for Olympique de Marseille had been swept under the rug as the south coast side reached the Europa League final to face Atlético Madrid. Winning the tournament at the home of rivals Olympique Lyonnais was to be the icing on an already appetising cake. Domestically, things were not perfect, but trending in the right direction. After finishing 13th…