Former Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama and his Lille LOSC teammates will coached by Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa who signed a two-year contract to take over as of the Ligue1 side from the start of next season, the club has confirmed.
The ex-Athletic Bilbao and Chile coach will officially take over the reins from interim coach Franck Passi on July 1 the club also announced.
The former Argentina gaffer returns to the French top flight two years after guiding Olympique Marseille to a fourth-place finish in 2014-15.
Lille Director General Marc Ingla said: "Marcelo Bielsa is undoubtedly one of the most respected and influential coaches in the world and succeeding in attracting him to LOSC is an immense satisfaction, and also necessary proof of the ambitions of our club.
"It is no secret that Gerard Lopez and Marcelo Bielsa are close and have been discussing this opportunity for some time.
"We always thought that Marcelo was the best person, both for his football philosophy and his experience, rigour and professionalism, to build with us the project and the future victories of LOSC.
"We were able to bring him all the answers so that he could choose to join us.
"Even if we are absolutely focused on the next matches and the highly important issues of the end of season with Franck Passi, it is great and beautiful news that we announce today for the LOSC of tomorrow."
Lille sit four points above the relegation zone – in 14th place, in the French Ligue 1 table.
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