Marseille coach Albert Emon knows his job is on the line as he prepares his troops for Tuesday´s opening Champions League Group A encounter with Besiktas.

OM have made a sluggish start to the new Ligue 1 campaign, with just one win in eight outings leaving them hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone having been touted as title candidates in pre-season.

A win against Besiktas would go a long way towards easing the early-season jitters at the Cote d´Azur club, and give Emon some breathing space after club president Pape Diouf hinted that he may ring the changes unless there is an upturn in form. Diouf told www.om.net: "Should the moment come that I feel the only way out is to effect changes among the staff, I will do so without seeking anyone´s permission."

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