Marcelo Bielsa allegedly met people from Bilbao in England. Photo: Oli SCARFF / AFP.
Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa, unemployed after being sacked by Leeds United in the English Premier League, can again lead Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Liga until club presidential candidate Iñaki Arechabaleta wins the election.
In this sense, according to the Spanish sports newspaper Marca, Bielsa, which was in Bilbao between 2011 and 2013, has already given its approval and will also participate in the presentation of the candidate’s sports plan, probably through a videoconference.
The silence that Athletic Bilbao presidential candidates have kept on the club’s future manager has been broken with the biggest of roars and the first hit was given by Arechabaleta, who is seeking the presidency in a fight with Ricardo. Barkala and Jon Urianrte, which will be decided in the electoral act of 24 June.
Bielsa would return 10 seasons later to the team with which he qualified for the UEFA Europa League and Copa del Rey finals in 2012 and would do so with all his coaching staff, then return with a working group that knows the Basque club very well.
Marcelo Bielsa, in his day at the helm of Bilbao. Photo: EFE / Luis Textile,
After leaving Bilbao in 2013, Bielsa worked at France’s Olympique de Marseille in 2014. After one season he resigned, assuring that there were differences with the sporting management and later joined Italian Lazio, only resigning two. days after its intake. .
In 2017 he returned to Ligue 1 to coach Lille, even if his experience was not entirely fruitful, and in June 2018 he signed for Leeds, a club that returned to the Premier League and from which he was sacked for poor results. in the middle of the season Last season.