Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi will work under Marcelo Bielsa as the former Argentina national team coach has been confirmed as replacement for Simone Inzaghi at SS Lazio.
According to football-Italia.net, Lazio's communication director, Stefano De Martino, says Bielsa’s contract has been sealed, and he’ll be in Rome on Saturday.
The Argentine Coach agreed a deal with Lazio some time ago, but had yet to be officially announced as Inzaghi’s replacement.
That led to speculation that the tactician was having doubts, with fears he could abandon the post in favour of the Argentina job.
However, after it was confirmed that the Argentina national team job has been filled, Lazio officials have moved to assure that Bielsa will be in place for the weekend.
“The club has deposited the contracts of Bielsa and his staff,” De Martino said.
“He will be in Rome on Saturday morning and then head to Formello (the training ground). The next day they’ll depart for (the pre-season training camp in) Auronzo."
“We’ll be more accurate with the timings later on, but that’s the news.”
Bielsa was in charge of a star-studded Argentina side that pipped the Super Eagles 1-0 at the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup.
He also led Athletic Bilbao to the final of the 2011/2012 UEFA Europa Cup final where they lost 3-0 to Atletico Madrid.