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Marcelo Bielsa has left Lazio two days after signing as manager

The Roman club has confirmed earlier media reports that the Argentine manager has left the club just 48 hours after joining amid rumours that he may be in line for Argentina role.

Marcelo Bielsa not now Lazio manager

Marcelo Bielsa has seemingly surprised everyone by renaging on the Lazio manager's contract that he signed just two days ago. The 60-year old was due to commence the job on July 9.

As confirmed by the club on Friday, the Argentine will be leaving the post as will the rest of his technical and coaching team. It is still unclear exactly what the motives for this apparent change of heart are but rumours abound that he may be in line to take over as his national team's head coach. There have even been comments that he has been contacted by the English FA as they continue their search for a new manager.

Simone Inzaghi, caretaker manager last season, is to be handed the job after this development and it is very likely that Lazio will sue the manager who was most recently in charge at Marseille in the French league.