Jean-Louis Gasset signed a four-month contract with Olympique de Marseille. The French coach was appointed after the departure of Gennaro Gattuso.

Marseille are currently ninth in Ligue 1 and have not won a match since January 7. Pablo Longoria, the president of the club, said that the club must restore hope to its fans. “No one is asking me to do the impossible. We need to have a good run in the European Cup. First against Shakhtar who are a good team despite difficulties ( 2-2 in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League on February 15). In the championship, we must find a more attractive place than ninth,” said the coach.