Bielsa Will Take Over Lille In 2017-18

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Ligue 1 club, Lille has announced that manager Marco Bielsa will take over as manager come July 1.

Lille have not had a permanent coach since they sacked Frederic Antonetti earlier in the season.

Bielsa has been out of job since his brief stint with Lazio last summer, he lasted only a few hours with the club.

“Marcelo Bielsa is without a doubt one of the most respected and influential coaches in the work and to bring him to LOSC is an immense satisfaction and proof of the ambitions of the club,” director general Marc Ingla commented.

“It’s no secret, [owner] Gerard Lopez and Marcelo Bielsa are close and have already talked about this opportunity.

“We have always thought Marcelo would be the best person, with his philosophy of football, his experience, his rigour and his professionalism, to build our project and lead Lille to future victories.

“Even if we are absolutely concentrated on the next games and the highly important fixtures to come before the end of the season with Franck Passi, it’s good news that we have announced today for the Lille of tomorrow.”

Lopez bought a controlling stake in Lille at the end of January and was quick to make several signings, including Anwar El-Ghazi from Ajax, with the winger grabbing the winger at the weekend.

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