Marseille general manager Pape Diouf has reaffirmed his support for coach Jose Anigo’s, despite the club’s recent poor run.

Anigo has come under pressure following two recent defeats to rivals Paris Saint Germain, with chairman Christophe Bouchet rumoured to be considering dispensing with Anigo.

“If the word resignation was mentioned, it was after the huge disappointment of the PSG defeat at Stade Velodrome,” said Diouf.

“Jose has shown his disappointment but his departure has never been a decision to take or not.

“There is no particular changing of the technical staff. The fact of whether Jose leaves or not is only in my domain.

“The result of the next match at Ajaccio will not be essential for the staff, that is for sure.

“It is out of the question to talk about a separation. If everything is not perfect, we can not only attribute it to the coach.”

Diouf also confirmed that there may be money available to strengthen the squad when the transfer window opens in January.

“We have to see how we can improve the team by talking with the major shareholder and the chairman.

“We will see which players could leave and how we could replace them. I recently had a talk about that with Robert Louis-Dreyfus.”

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