Olympique de Marseille's interim coach Albert Emon has announced he will stay in charge of the club until the end of next season.
Announcement on Friday
"I received confirmation that I would keep the job until June 2003 from [club president] Pierre Louis-Dreyfus and [sports director] Bernard Tapie," Emon said on the French first division club's website on Friday.
Ivic health problems
The 48-year-old Emon, who was previously assistant coach, replaced Tomislav Ivic on an interim basis after the 68-year-old Croatian was taken to hospital with breathing problems in December.
Emon won the French league title with Marseille in 1972 as a player and coached OGC Nice in the first division in the mid-nineties. Marseille are currently 12th in the French first division, but, in a tight bottom half of the table, they are only six points off the relegation zone.