​Marcelo Bielsa has left his post as Lazio manager - after just TWO days in the job.

La Gazzetta dello​ Sport report that Lazio have already threatened to take legal action in an attempt to have Bielsa reconsider, but that appears unlikely. His decision has sparked speculation he could be the man to lead Argentina into the World Cup in 2018. 

Bielsa only took charge a number of days ago, taking the reins from temporary manager Simone Inzaghi who led the team after the disposal of Stefano Poli's sacking in the second half of the season. Bielsa was due to arrive in Rome on Saturday to meet the players and staff.


Lazio have once again asked Inzaghi to fill the position temporarily while they sort this manager fiasco out.

A Lazio statement has said: "We note with amazement the resignation of Marcelo Bielsa in clear violation of the commitments and agreements signed last week and filed with the Italian Football Federation."

The Italian newspaper reported Bielsa who befittingly is known as 'El Loco' - the Madman - phoned Lazio boss Claudio Lotito in the middle of the night to say he had decided not to come to Rome. A few too many drinks perhaps?


However, the reason to believe he is pursuing the Argentina job is because he has in fact done this before, with Espanyol in 1998. He was appointed the manager at Espanyol on July 1st, but left in September - to take the Argentina job. 

Bielsa also quit Marseille after just a season with the French club because of a dispute with the club's owners. 

The Argentina manager position as we know is currently unfilled after Tata Martino stepped down following their 3rd straight final defeat in the Copa America a few weeks ago, pointing all fingers to Bielsa. He was immediately linked with the post too, before agreeing to manage Lazio, which is certainly strange if he does become the new boss of his country.