Updated: Saturday, 03 May 2014 01:34 | By Agence France-Presse

Marseille officially announce Bielsa arrival

French giants Marseille on Friday announced the signing of Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa for the next two seasons.

Marseille officially announce Bielsa arrival

Marcelo Bielsa speaks during a press conference at Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon on April 18, 2012 - by Francisco Leong

The 58-year-old former Argentina, Chile and Athletic Bilbao coach will officially sign his contract "the next time he comes to Marseille after the season is over," said the club on their website.

Marseille are currently coached by the unpopular Jose Anigo, who replaced Elie Baup on a temporary basis in December.

Bielsa had long been rumoured to be the former European champions first choice to take over from Anigo at the end of this season.

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