Marcelo Bielsa back in Argentina after quitting Marseille
Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa on Monday returned to his home country two days after his surprise resignation from French Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Buenos Aires: Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa on Monday returned to his home country two days after his surprise resignation from French Ligue 1 side Marseille.
Bielsa, 60, who has been linked to the Mexico national team manager`s role in recent weeks, arrived at Buenos Aires` Ezeiza airport and travelled immediately by road to his hometown of Rosario, 300km from the capital.
Bielsa, who had only been in charge at the Stade Velodrome since May 2014, announced he was quitting the French club immediately after their lacklustre 1-0 season-opening defeat to Caen on Saturday.
Bielsa insisted he was not leaving Marseille to sign another contract but blamed disagreements with club management.
Marseille got off to a flying start last season -- winning eight of their opening ten matches -- before fading to fourth, 14 points adrift of champions PSG.
Bielsa, who guided Chile to the last 16 at the 2010 World Cup, said he`d been patient with the club, despite uncertainty in the way they had conducted themselves in the close-season transfer market.
For their part the club accused `El Loco` (the mad man) of holding them to ransom over his contract.