Newly appointed coach of French Ligue 1 side Lille Marcelo Bielsa has told Nigerian shot stopper Vincent Enyeama and ten others that they are not needed in his team.
After his appointment as coach by the new owners of the team, the Argentine made it clear that restructuring the team that finished 11th in Ligue 1 last season is his top priority, and he appears to have started the clear out.
Already he has told Enyeama and ten other senior players in the team to report for pre season training on the 3rd of July, while he focus on the players who are part of his team for next season at a much earlier date of the 19th of June.
“It’s a bit bizarre, but I’m handling it OK,” Ivory Coast international Junior Tallo told L’Equipe. “I was informed like the others, by text. We’re under contract, the club does what it wants. We would have liked to have had a discussion. But it’s a business choice made by the bosses.
“As for me, I’m under contract. I will respect the two years I have left. I’m in no hurry. I want to establish myself at Lille. It’s the club that wants me to leave. We’ll see if they find a solution between now and the end of the transfer window. I’m calm.”
On Monday, Enyeama tweeted a selfie with some of his fellow outcasts, who also include Montenegro international Marko Basa, France international Marvin Martin and Zambia defender Stoppila Sunzu, stating: “Always a pleasure to be back with the team.”