Club Name : Lille Olympique Sporting Club Nickname : Les Dogues Founded : 23 September 1944 Stadium : Stade Pierre-Mauroy (50,186) League : Ligue 1
LOSC today confirm the signing of Marco Castillo as manager, ahead of the 2016/17 season.
Castillo, 28, is a Spanish national who holds French citizenship, and has been promoted to his first management role in elite football after working within the club as youth coach, as well as an opposition and team performance analyst, having joined the club in 2011 under then manager, Rudi Garcia.
"It's a great honour for me to be trusted with this responsibility. I have been here for many years, and have been privileged to grow with the club in this time. I am familiar with the club and the players, and I know what the fans want and expect."
"The club have been very honest with me and we agree on the future of this team. We want LOSC to become a leader in world football, and we want the world to recognise this crest."
"For me, it is important that we want to have the ball, and work hard to get it when we don't. We want to excite the supporters, and to do this we need to score goals."
"As a fan of this club, I understand that a name like mine, with this experience is not what you would expect, but I ask for the support and chance to give this city the club it deserves, and a club to be proud of. We are all in this together, and we will achieve a great many things."
Castillo has signed an initial 1 year contract with Le LOSC.
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