Troubled Marseille dismiss coach Michel

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Marseille (AFP)

Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday dismissed coach Michel as they battle relegation from the French top flight and other turmoil within the club.

Following constant speculation surrounding the future of the Spaniard, Marseille said they had decided to dismiss Michel and cited his conduct, "in particular over the last three weeks."

The former European champions, who are up for sale, added that Michel would be replaced until the end of the season by his assistant Franck Passi who would be helped by former Marseille star Basile Boli.