Bielsea issues “farewell speech ” to Marseilles

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-BASTIA-OMMarcelo Bielsa looks to have done his best to put himself very much in the West Ham’s frame after bidding what looked liked an emotional farewell speech to Marselles.

After guiding the club to a fourth placed finish, the Argentinian said:   “I want to congratulate the French Ligue 1 for the league that they have here.

“I have managed some great players here. Some of them are some of the best players I have had in my career. There is a very professional group at Marseilles and some very unique facilities here.

“I have an enormous amount of emotions tonight. I will keep them for the rest of my life. It is frustrating to finish fourth.  I will be taking my holidays like everyone else.”

Bielsa is known to be keen to be given the Irons job but as we reported earlier, the Hammers will do nothing until the hear officially that Rafa Benitez has been officially confirmed as Real Madrid boss.




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13 comments on “Bielsea issues “farewell speech ” to Marseilles

  1. Didn’t some French sports paper reported that Marseille had offered him a contract extension ?

  2. Forget Benitez, he can go to Madrid, West Ham have not to be a second choice . I always liked El Loco, one thing is certain: he would entertain people and he’d do his best for West Ham.

  3. Could be a good option if none of the young guns are available now. I don’t know about Bielsa but I’m going loco with all these permutations

  4. El Loco And His Claret And Blue Army…….. gotta good ring to it !

  5. HITC (not the most trustworthy) are reporting Bielsa has signed a new contract with Marseille

    • This is speculation at the moment. Their source article translated (badly) by Google is as follows:

      Close to prolong OM after a first season ended with a 4th place in Ligue 1, Marcelo Bielsa could even commit to 2017, according to information from RMC.

      ” Even if the Olympian club evaluates financial risks associated with long term commitment with Argentina, negotiations progressing positively , “said national radio, which evokes a final decision within ten days” maximum “. Grade 3 could nevertheless be optional, in order not to jeopardize the club.

      President Vincent Labrune, although it has always been in conflict with Argentina about the transfer market, hopes to install a certain stability on the bench, while largely contented fans

      Sounds to me like they’re negotiating, and a decision to be reached in the next week or so. Nothing concrete at all.

  6. ahah… Quick, I like your new name… you get the idea. 😉

  7. Haha thanks Matte,looks like we’ve missed el loco the managerial madness continues lol

  8. Only one thing the 2 Davies do not fancy the lingo problem,other wise the man wants the job,he plays the way we want,he has another ten years in him so he is not a short term adventure,
    That will do for me, he speaks 2 different languages already he will soon pick it up
    How long can
    Kick it,pass it tackle him shoot,goal,head it,build a wall there numb nuts,get ready you are going on,move up,who is that tit in black,
    4 weeks he will be fluent it took BFS 60 years and he still got it wrong

  9. Just read on HITC that he’s re-signed with Marseille. Maybe he saw our Transfer budget and thought better of it. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to take some inspired negotiations to persuade a ‘Top’ manager to want to come to us wirh a 25 mill budget. Most of em want to spend that much on just one player. Ha.

  10. We need to spend that on one player or we will not break into the top 8,
    He will come to us if asked unless they double his wages,

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