Recently appointed Lazio coach, Marcelo Bielsa has announced his resignation as coach of the club, just two days after he was appointed.
Lazio announced on Wednesday, that the ex-Chile coach was going to be at the helm of the club. With an official statement released to that effect.
However, in a turn of events, and reports stating Bielsa was having doubts about the move. It has emerged, that the manager has walked away from the job.
Ex-striker, Primavera coach and last term’s interim boss Simone Inzaghi is set to temporarily re-assume the role of head coach in the dugout as the outfit weigh up their next options amidst the chaos.
“We acknowledge with astonishment the resignation of Marcelo Bielsa, inclusive of his collaborators, in blatant violation of the deal agreed via the contracts signed last week and lawfully deposited with the Lega and the FIGC, according to all the related procedures,” a club statement read.
“The club reserves the right to take all actions that will protect its rights, and hands the leadership of the team during the preparatory training to Simone Inzaghi.”
Early speculation has suggested Gerardo Martino’s decision to step down as Argentina coach may have prompted countryman Bielsa, who previously coached the national team from 1998 to 2004, to reconsider his next move.
Reports state that Lazio will take legal action against Bielsa.