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Lille coach Bielsa provisionally suspended by club
November 22, 2017 / 9:34 PM / 25 days ago

Lille coach Bielsa provisionally suspended by club

PARIS (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.

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - LOSC Lille vs AS Monaco - Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France - September 22, 2017 Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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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