Lazio have issued a statement which confirms the appointment of Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach.
The Italian club have replaced former player Simone Inzaghi with their new long-term replacement after former boss Stefano Pioli was sacked in April this year.
In a statement issued on the club’s official website, Lazio confirmed that Argentine boss Mareclo Biels will take over at the Serie A club from 9 July.
Biels was previously manager at Marseille but he left the French club after seeing his relationship with the club’s hierarchy deteriorate.
The 60 year-old has been without a club since then but has been in talks with Lazio for quite some time. The deal had been plagued by rumours and delays with many suggesting the manager had doubts over taking the job.
A club statement read:
“As revealed by news in the media today, SS Lazio announces that it has already deposited the contract of Marcelo Bielsa and his staff.
“The club also announces that, as per the communication received, the Coach and his staff will be in Rome on Saturday July 9.”
Lazio finished eighth in the Italian top flight last season and will certainly benefit from an experienced coach like Bielsa.
The former defender has taken charge of both the Argentinian and Chilean national squads with relative success but his most impressive spell came with Athletico Bilbao.
He took the Spanish outfit to both the Europa League and Copa del Rey finals in 2012.
The manager will be tasked with getting Lazio competitive in domestic and European football once again.