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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-05-02

Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa is set to coach French Ligue 1 giants Olympique Marseille (OM) as of next season, the club announced on Friday.

OM said Bielsa, 58, had agreed to a two-year deal as the club looks to beef up their management after Elie Baup and caretaker Jose Anigo failed to inspire the club’s players.

“The (two-year) deal will be finalised with an official signature at the end of the league season,” OM said in a statement.

Bielsa, who was in charge of Argentina from 1998-2004 and Athletic Bilbao from 2011-13, will take over from Anigo, who took over in a caretaking capacity last December.

“I’m not hiding the fact that I hope we will break new ground with Marcelo Bielsa,” club president Vincent Labrune told French radio RMC.

“It is going to be a cultural, but also structural, revolution.

“He is a coach who appreciates working with young players.”

Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 behind PSG last season and lie sixth this season with three games left.

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

Date created : 2014-05-02

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