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RUMORS: Marcelo Bielsa leaving Marseille to coach Mexico's National Team?

August 5, 2015 By Oscar Rojas
According to French and Mexican sources, the former Athletic Bilbao boss could be reaching an agreement to join El Tri in the upcoming months.

Mexico's National Team could be getting ready to shake things up in CONCACAF, a their top executives are trying to sign coach Marcelo Bielsa to lead them to the 2018 World Cup. "El Loco", as his friends call him, allegedly started negotiations with the Mexican Football Federation, with the intention of leading the third National Team of his illustrious career.

Bielsa's methods are praised throughout the world, and one week after Miguel Herrera was sacked for punching a journalist, newly appointed FEMEXFUT president Decio de María would be trying to lure the Argentinean coach away from Olympique Marseille. Bielsa coached Argentina back in the 2002 World Cup, while doing the same for Chile in the 2010 tournament held in South Africa. 

Sources indicate that Bielsa asked some of his friends and former players to find out about the current situation in Mexican football, in order to make a better decision. His knowledge of Liga MX may be a little rusty, since his last experience with a Mexican side goes back to 1995, when he coached Club América. 

Bielsa, with former Mexico's coach Miguel Mejía Barón, after a training session with Las Águilas.

Bielsa is expected to address the media on Thursday, where he is getting OM ready for the start of the 2015-2016 season.Although he is under contract with the French club, Bielsa's deal states that if there was an offer that satisfied him enough to leave the team, he would be able to do so. In fact, the veteran coach left Espanyol back in 1998 in order to coach La Albiceleste, not considering that La Liga had already begun.

If Mexico's execs can pull this off, Bielsa's arrival cold provide El Tri the necessary boost to regain their place as the most dominant side in CONCACAF. 

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