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Lazio Appoint Marcelo Bielsa as Manager

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Serie A

Marcelo Bielsa Agrees to Manage Lazio

Rome, Italy – Marcelo Bielsa has agreed to become Lazio’s new manager, the Serie A club has announced.

The former Marseille boss had been without a job since resigning from his position with the Ligue 1 club after one game into the 2015-16 season.

Since, he has been regarded for several opening gigs around the world, even as a possible replacement for Gerardo Martino with the Argentina national team and Mexico’s national team.

The Argentinian joins as a permanent replacement for Stefano Pioli, who was sacked on April 3 following a 4-1 defeat to arch-rivals Roma.

“As revealed in the media, SS Lazio announces that is has registered the contract of Mr Marcelo Bielsa and his co-workers,” a club statement released on Wednesday read.

“The coach and his staff will be in Rome on Saturday July 9.”

Bielsa was brought with the hopes of bringing the club back to European competition.