Didier Deschamps has attempted to clarify the confusion surrounding his future as coach of Olympique de Marseille by telling reporters that his destiny will be decided by the club.
The former France midfielder has been in charge of the Provence giants since 2009, where he lifted the Ligue 1 title in his maiden season, but 2011-12 proved disappointing for the team, despite its Coupe de la Ligue triumph, as a mid-table finish is set to ensue.
Marseille's disappointment has lead to rumors circulating that the side and Deschamps are prepared to go their separate ways at the end of the campaign, but the boss cut a frustrated figure when faced with more questions surrounding his future on Monday.
"I do not have to answer this question," said Deschamps.
"I am employed here. It will be left in the hands of the president [Vincent Labrune] and [owner] Margarita Louis-Dreyfus.
"They will decide my fate, I do not know anymore than that. If she [Margarita] wants to see me, then she can. She is my boss after all."
However, Deschamps reiterated his desire to stay at Marseille, as he intends to see out the remainder of his two-year contract in southern France.
"It is not yet the time right time for an evaluation of the season, but I will see the president like I have done every year I've been here," he continued.
"It's not me who makes the schedule. You [the press] know my situation; I have two years left on my contract, so it is expected that I'll be here next season."