Olympique Marseille appoint Spaniard Michel as coach

Olympique Marseille have hired Spaniard Michel as coach after the shock resignation of Marcelo Bielsa over a contract dispute earlier this month, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Aug 19, 2015, 21:16 PM IST

Paris: Olympique Marseille have hired Spaniard Michel as coach after the shock resignation of Marcelo Bielsa over a contract dispute earlier this month, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday.

The former Real Madrid player, whose real name is Jose Miguel Gonzalez del Campo, has started immediately, Marseille, who finished fourth last season, announced on their website, saying: "A new page in the club`s history begins".

Argentine Bielsa, nicknamed `El Loco` (the crazy one), joined OM last season after stints with Argentina (1998-2004), Chile (2007-11) and Athletic Bilbao (2011-13).