Marseille, Baup agree to one-year extension

Marseille coach Elie Baup has reached an agreement with the club to extend his contract for an extra year through to the end of the 2014/15 season, the Ligue 1 side announced Friday on the club's official website.

"It's on track to be done, but there aren't any questions, we'll continue for an additional year," Baup told a news conference. The 58-year-old took over at the Stade Velodrome at the start of the current campaign initially on a two-year contract following the appointment of ex-Marseille boss Didier Deschamps as France coach.

Baup subsequently steered Marseille to a second-place finish in his first season in charge as the club's fortunes took an upward turn a year after coming a disappointing tenth. Baup has had previous stints at Nantes, Toulouse and Saint-Etienne as well as Bordeaux, with whom he won the French league title in 1999 and the League Cup three years later.