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Reports: Mexico meets with Marseille coach Bielsa; Is this El Tri’s next boss?


Marseille’s Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the French Ligue 1 football match between Lille and Marseille on May 16, 2015 at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, northern France. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

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The continued wooing of Marcelo Bielsa by the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) may be working, as multiple reports say the Argentine coach has requested dossiers and video on Mexican players.

Bielsa, one of Pep Guardiola’s biggest influences, is currently the Marseille manager and considered the front-runner to take El Tri’s reigns from recently-fired coach Miguel Herrera.

L’Equipe says FMF representatives met with Bielsa’s people on Tuesday morning and France, and that Bielsa is interested.

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The 60-year-old former defender led Chile into the knockout rounds of the 2010 World Cup, where they were sent home by Brazil.

His other national team experience came with Argentina between 1998-2004, where he won 62 percent of his games but failed to get out of the group stages of the 2002 World Cup behind Sweden and England.

He managed at Club Atlas and Club America in Mexico during the 1990s, so he’s familiar with the culture. But would he leave Marseille a year early?

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