November 22, 2017 / 9:49 PM / a year ago

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Lille coach Bielsa provisionally suspended by club

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PARIS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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