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Marca are this evening reporting that Marcelo Bielsa has left his post as Athletic manager.
After last season’s cup heroics, and a new one year deal, you’d expect it to be a surprise. But following the last 24 hours events, it won’t come entirely out of the blue when if it is confirmed.
Bielsa set tongues wagging last night when he called an impromptu press conference. During which, he set about living up to his nickname ‘El Loco’. He talked of problems at the training ground due to builders not doing their job properly.
Today, Athletic failed to back up their man. Instead they said they ‘did not agree with the points made by Marcelo Bielsa’. And with the relationship severed between club and manager, could they ever work in harmony again? A case in point might be Fabio Capello.
Confirmation is, as yet, not forthcoming on Marcelo Bielsa’s status at San Mames. Watch this space.