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Lille appoints interim four-man coaching team

Bielsa out ‘as part of a procedure started by the club’

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Lille: A four-man coaching team will take provisional charge of French club Lille in the wake of Marcelo Bielsa’s dismissal.

Fernando Da Cruz, Joao Sacramento, Benoit DeLaval and Franck Mantaux will be in charge of the team until further notice.

Lille announced earlier this week that Bielsa had been sacked “as part of a procedure started by the club” following a 3-0 loss at Amiens.

They are in 19th place in Ligue 1 and face Montpellier on Saturday, who have the best defence in the league.

Bielsa joined Lille this season but failed to make the club competitive. After finishing a disappointing 11th last season, Lille hired the coach with the aim of returning to the Champions League.