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Marcelo Bielsa set to rejoin Marseille

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Marcelo Bielsa is set to rejoin Ligue 1 side Marseille

Marseille, France – Olympique de Marseille, under new management now, are set to bring back Argentinian manager Marcelo Bielsa to Stade Velodrome amid Lazio legal actions, France Football reports.

The report indicates new owner of FI Lotus team Gerard Lopez would be the primer buyer of the club and has requested that Bielsa takes the reigns of the French club.

Bielsa agreed to take over the Lazio back in July but unexpectedly decided to break the contract due to Lazio’s lack of commitment on special requests that were made by the Argentinian tactician. For this reason, the biancoceleste launched legal action against ‘El Loco’.

An official announcement of Lopez’s takeover is expected on either August 28 or 29, with the return of Bielsa to be formalized shortly after.

Bielsa managed Marseille from May 2014 to August 2015 winning 51% of the games with a 21-7-13 record. Prior to this, the Argentinian spent two years with La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.