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Marseille confirm Marcelo Bielsa appointment

Marseille confirm that Marcelo Bielsa will be appointed as their manager at the end of the season.

Marseille have confirmed that Marcelo Bielsa will be appointed as their manager at the end of the season.

The Argentine has been given a two-year contract and will take over from Frenchman Jose Anigo.

The French side were Ligue 1 runners-up last season, but currently sit sixth in the table and are unable to qualify for the Champions League.

"I'm a big fan of Argentine football in general and of Marcelo Bielsa in particular," Marseille president Vincent Labrune told RMC.

"We got in touch with very few coaches. I believe it's a great chance for Marseille to have Marcelo Bielsa with us.

'We hope to turn a corner with Marcelo. It's going to be a cultural revolution but also a structural one. I think it's a necessary step to help Marseille deal with a new economic environment and especially new rivals."

Bielsa has managed Argentina and Chile, with his last role coming at Athletic Bilbao in 2013.

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Athletic Bilbao's coach Marcelo Bielsa reacts during the Spanish league football match against Barcelona on December 1, 2012
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