Marcelo Bielsa has announced his resignation as head coach of Olympique Marseille this Saturday, August 8th, 2015.
“I have just resigned from my job as OM coach“, Argentine Bielsa was quoted as saying by Marseille on their Twitter feed. “I’m going to return to my country”.
At roughly 5 pm ET Satruday, Bielsa announced he was resigning from his post as Marseille’s first-team manager, effectively immediately.
“I haven’t spoken with anyone in the Mexico federation and that is sufficient to consider hypothetical and I never talk about hypothetical situations”, Bielsa said at a news conference Thursday.
“At Friday’s press conference, everything was fine, it was all positive”.
Does this resignation from Marseille confirm Bielsa as the next El Tri Head Coach?
“We had reached an agreement on a contract extension for 2016-2017, which was missing just a signature”, he wrote in his letter. “He was someone that was important to the club and the team”. “We respect his choice”.
The only goal of yesterday’s game arrived in the 27 minute and in spectacular fashion as Andy Delort fired a right-footed piledriver beyond Mandanda.
And Monaco – who finished third last season – got the victor 11 minutes later through French worldwide full-back Layvin Kurzawa as their campaign began with a 2-1 victory.
Promoted side Angers was in an uplifting mood after securing its first win in the topflight in 21 years, 2-0 at Montpellier.
Marseille, which finished fourth last season but allowed Andre-Pierre Gignac, Andre Ayew, and Jeremy Morel to leave, dominated the second half, yet could not find a way past goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre, who made a fine save to tip Abdelaziz Barrada’s shot off the post with two minutes remaining.
Lucas Moura hit a 57th-minute victor for Laurent Blanc’s men.