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Lille suspends coach Marcelo Bielsa

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during the pre-season friendly match between Atalanta BC and LOSC Lille at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on July 26, 2017 in Bergamo, Italy.

Emilio Andreoli

LILLE, France (AP) French club Lille has provisionally suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa following a string of poor results in the top tier.

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The northern side said in a statement that Bielsa has been suspended “as part of a procedure started by the club.” Lille did not elaborate.

Bielsa joined Lille this season but has failed to make the club competitive again, with the team second to last after 13 matches.