Labrune disappointed by Bielsa exit

Marseille president Vincent Labrune has expressed his disappointment at the departure of manager Marcelo Bielsa, but is confident the club will have a good season.

Les Phoncens lost their opening Ligue 1 fixture 1-0 to Caen at the weekend, a result that seemingly prompted Bilesa's shock resignation in his post-match press conference.

Labrune says the Argentine's decision has left the club in a difficult situation, but insists he does not hold it against Bielsa, and his backed his side to improve this campaign.

"I'm absolutely not here to announce the name of our next coach," he is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo. "We're here to give you an update on our state of mind and our ambitions.

"The first feeling was amazement as I had no idea he was planning to leave. There was also shock at the timing.

"There was real disappointment. Personally I would have preferred for him to have come and seen me. But I have no anger and no worries, we have a built a team to have ambition."