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Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa provisionally suspended by club

Lille coach Bielsa provisionally suspended by club
By Reuters

22/11/2017 at 21:46Updated 22/11/2017 at 22:11

Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa has been provisionally suspended by the club, the Ligue 1 side in a statement on Wednesday that gave no further details.

Lille are second from bottom in Ligue 1 after losing seven of their first 13 games in the league this season.

Lille were not immediately available for comment.

Bielsa, who coached Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1 in 2014-15 before resigning after the first game of the following campaign, was named Lille coach during the close season.

The 62-year-old has previously managed the Argentina and Chile national teams and a host of clubs including Athletic Bilbao and Lazio.

Reports from Argentina have suggested that Bielsa had been suspended for an unauthorised trip to Chile to visit his former assistant manager Luis Bonini who is currently battling stomach cancer.