Bielsa close to Marseille job
Former Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa moved closer to taking charge at Marseille on Friday as he watched the slumping French giants against Montpellier in Ligue 1.
The 58-year-old Bielsa, who has also coached Chile and Althletic Bilbao in Spain, took his seat 45 minutes before kick-off alongside Manuel Amoros, a former Marseille player, and Diego Reyes, who was his right-hand man at Bilbao.
Bielsa is the favourite to succeed Jose Anigo, who took over from Elie Baup in December.
Marseille went into Friday's game in sixth place in the table and 12 points off a Champions League qualifying place.