America MG

16' Norberto | 19' Luan | 32' Ruy | 75' Messias

4-2

Figueirense

58' N. Careca | 90' Henan

Santa Cruz

44' J. Paulo

1-1

Boa

71' Thaciano

Luverdense

17' P. R. de Souza

1-1

Parana

58' Alemao

Goytacaz

-

Barra Mansa

Diaz

29' R. Prieto | 73' R. Leichtweis

2-1

Cerro Porteno

45' G. Velazquez

Sport Victoria

-

Defensor La Bocana

Sport Loreto

-

Santa Rosa PNP

Carlos Manucci

-

Cienciano

Club Sando

-

North East Stars

Nyva Ternopil'

-

Arsenal Bila Tserkva

Polessya

-

Nyva Vinnytsya

Podillya Khmelnytskyi

-

Teplovyk

Ahrobiznes Volochysk

-

Lviv

Bukovyna

-

Skala Stryi

Cherkaskyi Dnipro II

-

Ternopil'

Orlando City

0-1

Atlanta United

86' H. Villalba

New York Cosmos

?-?

Valencia

Barcelona Atletico

?-?

Cibao

S. Wanderers

22' F. Pina | 83' B. Cerezo | 90' E. Gutierrez

3-0

Cobresal

New York Red Bulls 2

27' V. Bezecourt

1-0

Toronto FC 2

Marcelo ‘El Loco’ Bielsa is back

‘El Loco’ is back

Marcelo Bielsa will take charge of Lille OSC on July 1st at the start of the 2017/2018 season.

The rumors have been confirmed, the legendary Argentinean manager, Marcelo Bielsa, will be returning to the Ligue 1 as the head manager of Lille Olympique Sporting Club.

Since last december the rumors about a possible comeback for ‘El Loco’ to the Ligue 1 had been circulating especially when his former assistant at Olympique de Marseille, Franck Passi, was appointed head manager of Lille last week.

Two months ago Franck Passi stated on RMC Sport that he frequently talked with Marcelo Bielsa, when asked about going to Lille he replied: “Marcelo is someone who likes to be well informed. He takes time to take decisions.”

Franck Passi main mission will be to save Lille from relegation, the club is currently sitting at 14th on the Ligue 1 table just four points ahead of Caen that is the closest team in the relegation zone.

Last time Lille won a trophy was at the 2010/2011 season when they completed the double after conquering the Ligue 1 title and the French Cup.

Franck Passi’s Statements

“I’ve chosen to be Lille coach from now until the end of the season. After that, I’ll decide my future from June 30 onwards.”

“Me, all I know is that I have a mission, 13 matches, 13 finals to keep Lille up.”

Marc Ingla’s Comments

Marc Ingla, Lille’s general director commented about ‘El Loco’: “Marcelo Bielsa is undoubtedly one of the most respected and influential coaches in the world and to succeed in attracting him to LOSC is an immense satisfaction, it is also a proof of the ambitions of our club.”

“It is no secret that Gerard Lopez and Marcelo Bielsa are close and have been discussing this opportunity for some time. We always thought that Marcelo was the best person, both for his football philosophy and his experience, rigor and professionalism, to build with us the project and the future victories of the LOSC.”

“We were able to provide him with anything he needed so that he could choose to join us. Even if we are absolutely focused on the next matches and the highly important issues of the end of the season with Franck Passi, it’s great and beautiful news what we announce today for the LOSC of tomorrow.”

Marcelo Bielsa‘s Path

‘El Loco’ has managed a lot of clubs in his long term career, let’s take a look at them:

Club Country Years P W D L W%
Newell’s Old Boys Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1990-1992 98. 40. 38. 20. 40.82
Club Atlas de Guadalajara Flag of Mexico.svg México 1992-1994 78. 29. 24. 25. 37.18
Club América 1995-1996 40. 12. 18. 10. 30
Vélez Sarsfield Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1997-1998 43. 23. 13. 7. 53.49
R. C. D. Español Flag of Spain.svg España 1998 6. 1. 2. 3. 16.67
Argentinean NT Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1998-2004 85. 56. 18. 11. 65.88
Chilean NT Flag of Chile.svg Chile 2007-2011 51. 28. 8. 15. 54.9
Athletic Club Flag of Spain.svg España 2011-2013 113. 43. 31. 39. 38.05
Olympique de Marsella Flag of France.svg Francia 2014-2015 41 21. 7. 13. 51.22
Lille OSC 2017-

These are the trophies that he was won through the years:

Title Club Country Year
Campeonato de Primera División Escudo del Club Altético Newell's Old Boys.svg Newell’s Old Boys Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1990-91
Campeonato Clausura Escudo del Club Altético Newell's Old Boys.svg Newell’s Old Boys Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1992
Campeonato Clausura Vélez Sarsfield Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 1998

 

Title NT Country Year
Pre-Olympic tournament Argentinean NT Flag of Chile.svg Chile 2004
Gold medal at Athenas 2004 Argentinean NT Flag of Greece.svg Grecia 2004