José González Martín del Campo
Real Madrid only need a point at Malaga to become LaLiga champions at Barcelona's expense. Just don't mention Tenerife...
Just hours after letting Marcelo Romero go, Malaga announced Michel as their new head coach.
Michel's suspension did not come as a surprise for his interim replacement Franck Passi, who is ready to launch a bid for Ligue 1 survival.
Following a run of 12 matches with just one win, Marseille have suspended Michel and appointed a replacement until the end of the season.
Under-fire Marseille boss Michel insists his side are not the favourites ahead of their Coupe de France semi-final against Sochaux.
With Zinedine Zidane and Vicente del Bosque's respective futures at Real Madrid and Spain unclear, Michel backed himself for either role.
Michel is confident that hard work will be enough to end Marseille's Ligue 1 woes in the absence of any Harry Potter wizardry.
A draw with Lorient made it five games without a win in Ligue 1 for Marseille and coach Michel is becoming anxious about their predicament.
Marseille crashed to a surprise 1-0 Europa League loss at home to Slovan Liberec on Thursday, their second defeat in the space of four days.
Michel was critical of Marseille after the 2-1 home loss to Angers which saw his side slip to 14th in Ligue 1.