Report: Marcelo Bielsa expresses his interest in becoming West Ham manager

Bielsa is reportedly keen on becoming West Ham manager this summer.

As reported by the Mirror, Marcelo Bielsa is keen on taking the West Ham job this summer, having rejected interest from Serie A club Sampdoria.

The Argentine cult hero has indicated that he is keen on a move to the Premier League, and with his Marseille contract expiring this summer, he is waiting on an approach from the Hammers in the coming weeks.

This season, Bielsa has been in charge of the Ligue 1 club, leading them to Europa League football, despite being in the race for the title for much of the campaign. He has experience of coaching Athletic Club and Espanyol in La Liga, as well as in his home country, and managing the national teams of both Argentina and Chile.

He is a progressive coach who has proven to have success on a small budget, although he has failed to win any silverware since the early 1990’s.

The Hammers are keen on hiring a forward thinking coach who can play attacking football, and lead them into Europe and the latter stages of cup competitions. He has a wealth of experience, and the 59-year-old is something of a cult hero in modern day football, due to the impressive systems utilised by his teams.

Despite the allures of a move to the Premier League, Bielsa is still contracted to Marseille until this summer, and he has yet confirm whether he will leave the French club when his deal expires.

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