Marseille manager Bielsa quits after team's first match

Saturday August 8th, 2015

Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa resigned after his team's 1-0 loss to Caen on the first day of the Ligue 1 season.​

Bielsa, 60, announced his resignation during his postgame press conference. He reportedly had yet to inform any of his players, and said he would return to his native Argentina. Bielsa has been linked to the Mexican national team job opening, but on Thursday denied any contact with the Mexican federation regarding the job.

"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. He also said in the press conference that he was close to renewing his deal with Marseille and that the sides had agreed to terms, though he had yet to sign the contract.

Beyond the sudden circumstances, the move comes as a surprise after Marseille added 10 players in the off-season under Bielsa.

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Jeremy Woo
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