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Lille "momentarily suspend" manager Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa is suspended by Lille after reportedly taking an unauthorised leave of absence to visit former assistant Luis Bonini, who is battling cancer.

French side Lille have provisionally suspended manager Marcelo Bielsa following reports that he went on an unauthorised trip to South America.

The 62-year-old is alleged to have recently visited Chile for a meeting with former national team assistant Luis Bonini, who is battling cancer.

Bielsa, who famously resigned as Lazio boss after just two days in the job last year, will now spend time away from his players while the relegation-threatened club conducts an investigation.

"Lille has decided today to momentarily suspend Marcelo Bielsa from his coaching duties as part of a procedure initiated by the club," a club statement read.

Bielsa also previously walked out on Marseille in 2015 after the first league game of the campaign.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG99003262627
2Lille96121771019
3Marseille95132116516
4Montpellier HSCMontpellier9441127516
5Saint-EtienneSt Etienne94321112-115
6Lyon94231412214
7Bordeaux94231311214
8Toulouse93421012-213
9StrasbourgStrasbourg93331613312
10Angers93241112-111
11Rennes93241214-211
12Nice9324713-611
13AmiensAmiens93151113-210
14Nimes92431316-310
15Caen92431013-310
16Dijon9315913-410
17Reims924349-510
18MonacoMonaco9135913-46
19NantesNantes9135816-86
20GuingampGuingamp9126618-125

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