Next Game

Reims v Marseille

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 18:00

French Ligue 1

Stade Velodrome

Last Game

Marseille 3 - 0 Rennes

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 16:00

French Ligue 1

Ligue 1 weekend preview

Marseille's caretaker manager Jose Anigo is open to staying in the role on a permanent basis but knows that results must go his way to do so.

Last Updated: 13/12/13 at 08:38 Post Comment

Jose Anigo: Could stay at Marseille

Jose Anigo: Could stay at Marseille

Anigo was appointed until the the winter break - a four-game stint - when Elie Baup was sacked at the weekend and kicked off his tenure with a hard-fought 2-1 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

He tackles Ligue 1 opposition for the first time on Sunday when OM travel to mid-table Lyon and while Anigo insists he currently sees the job as a short-term fix the possibility of staying is not off the agenda.

"I'm not quick to speculate about my own future - my mission is four matches, and three remain," he said.

"When doing this job, in this club, you cannot help but be affected: I've worked for this club for ten years, it gets better but it is also sobering.

"I'm not in thinking of my project beyond January. I am not against continuing, if the president cannot find anyone who suits him.

"But once everything has been said the most important match happens against Lyon on Sunday."

Table-topping Paris St Germain were also in Champions League action in midweek, losing 2-1 at Benfica having already qualified as group winners.

Coach Laurent Blanc rotated his squad for the match but was still upset to lose the tie and wants a strong end to the year, starting at Rennes on Saturday.

"Even though I left some first-team regulars in Paris, my starting line-up still had a lot of internationals, we're disappointed but we need to move on," he said.

"Let's not forget that we had already qualified. Now we'll wait for the draw, which will play a big role in how far we can go in the Champions League, and focus on the last two league matches of the year as well as our Coupe de la Ligue clash with St Etienne."

PSG kick off at 4pm, three hours before the rest of the day's fixtures, meaning victory would, temporarily at least, take them five points clear of second-placed Monaco, who take on Guingamp at 7pm.

Claudio Ranieri's title hopefuls go into the game in good spirits with four consecutive victories and a clear midweek to recharge their batteries.

The opening match of the round sees Montpellier take on St Etienne on Friday evening, with Saturday's fixtures completed by bottom club Sochaux's trip to Nice, Nantes versus Toulouse, Evians against Reims and Ajaccio's home match against Lorient.

On Sunday, third-placed Lille host Bastia and strugglers Valenciennes go to Bordeaux.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Christian Benteke closing on Aston Villa comeback

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is edging closer to a first-team comeback, manager Paul Lambert has revealed.

Transfer News: Peter Crouch could earn new Stoke contract as QPR maintain interest

Mark Hughes is open to rewarding Peter Crouch with a new contract at Stoke as QPR remain interested in the striker.

Premier League: Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 and pick up their first win of the Premier League campaign.

Mail Box

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

Liverpool Aren't Even Exciting This Season

Liverpool fans are seemingly resigned to slipping back into mediocrity, which in September isn't exactly ideal. Plus better Arsenal, Allardyce praise and an excited Saint...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property