Marcelo Bielsa quits Lazio within 48 hours of joining

Marcelo Bielsa quits Lazio after the team announced his appointment 2 days ago. A turn that might cause some troubles between the two parties.

Marcelo Bielsa quits Lazio within 48 hours of joining
Bielsa quits Lazio post in matter of days | Source:

A dramatic turn of events in the capital has seen newly appointed Marcelo Bielsa resign from Lazio just two days after being appointed. Sky Italia first broke the news before Lazio brought official confirmation soon after.

The biancocelesti released an official statement expressing their astonishment at the resignation, "We acknowledge with astonishment the resignation of Marcelo Bielsa, inclusive of his collaborators, in blatant violation of the deal agreed via the contracts signed last week and lawfully deposited with the Lega and the FIGC, according to all the related procedures" the statement posted to Lazio's website said.

The club have now re-appointed Simone Inzaghi to handle the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign preparations. The statement continued, "The club reserves the right to take all actions that will protect its rights, and hands the leadership of the team during the preparatory training to Simone Inzaghi."

Bielsa was supposed to take his first training session with Lazio on Saturday July 9th, but will no longer be doing so.

Lazio imply they'll sue Bielsa

Lazio management imply in their statement that they will take further action with Bielsa following his surprising resignation which violates the contract agreement he penned.

Espanyol scenario again

In 1998 the Argentine boss, formerly of Marseille was given the job of managing Espanyol, and later quit his post after only four months in the job when offered the job of the national team of his homeland. However the same situation could be on the verge of repeating itself with it being reported that he will takeover from Tata Martino who left Argentina managerless soon after their Copa America final defeat.

The candidates for the job

Inzaghi is getting another opportunity at the helm | Photo:
Inzaghi is getting another opportunity at the helm | Photo:

It seems the Lazio management have put their faith in Inzaghi to handle the preparations of the campaign despite relieving him at the end of the season. Nothing is yet to be confirmed but it appears that Inzaghi will get another bite at the cherry.