Bielsa a 'real option' for Lille as Passi takes interim charge
Marcelo Bielsa is a "real option" to take charge of Lille next season, general manager Marc Ingla confirmed while presenting Franck Passi as interim coach.
Bielsa garnered plaudits for his work at Marseille during 2014-15, using unorthodox systems to promote an attacking style of football.
The fiery Argentine famously quit Lazio just two days after being appointed last year but could be set for a return to Ligue 1 with Lille, who have chosen his former assistant at the Stade Velodrome Passi to lead the struggling side for the remainder of the campaign.
Lille have lost three successive matches and sit 17th in Ligue 1, one point clear of the bottom three.
Ingla told a media conference: "I thank Franck Passi for being here. He is the coach for the next four months.
"We will ask Franck to keep us in Ligue 1. We knew we would have problems at some point in the season and they showed up early.