New Lille coach set to dump Enyeama

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Former Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama will have to brace up for tough times ahead under new Lille manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Portugal's Euro 2016 hero Eder, Nigeria legend, Enyeama and France international Rio Mavuba are among 11 players who have been frozen out over the summer by the new Lille coach.

After being appointed by the club's new owner, Gerard Lopez, on a two-year deal in May, Bielsa immediately set about reshaping the squad that finished 11th in Ligue 1 last season.

While the former Argentina, Chile and Marseille boss has added to the players at his disposal, he also informed a number of long-serving squad members not to report for preseason training on June 19, and only to start preparing for the new campaign on July 3.

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."

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