Leeds United’s search for a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom is well underway with the club hoping to make an announcement by the end of the week.
That’s according to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay who added that Marcelo Bielsa remains the frontrunner even but warned that it’s ‘by no means a done deal’.
Back to it: Marcelo Biesla latest – still top of the list at Leeds but by no means a done deal. Club hope to have new head coach in place before the end of the week. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 4, 2018
The Argentine, who has a superb reputation in the game, emerged as a leading contender for the job and is still the favourite.
The Whites only sacked Paul Heckingbottom on Friday after the former Barnsley boss endured a very tough four months as boss at Elland Road.
He won just four of his 16 games as manager and the side ended up finishing in the bottom half of the table.
Therefore, most fans were happy to see him leave and they were delighted to see Bielsa named as the favourite.
However, the latest update has left some fans worried that the deal for the former Argentina manager might not happen…
When you ask your mum for a good present from holiday and she returns with a fridge magnet..
— All Things Leeds United ⚽️ (@FocusOnTheFooty) June 4, 2018
Don't tell me I got my head around inverted wingbacks for nothing Phil
— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) June 4, 2018
Wouldn't be surprised at all if this whole Biesla thing is a smokescreen for another manager…Ranieri.
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) June 4, 2018
Average players on long term contracts. Selling your best players every season. Buying quantity, rather than quality. Players bought and proven not good enough to play for Leeds. A cap on salaries. Victor Orta buying players. If you were Biesla, you to might get cold feet.
— Stephen Lewis (@vegansmithsfan) June 4, 2018
Nothings’s ever smooth, or easy at Leeds. #LUFC
— Rhys Wyn ???????????????????????????? (@RhysWyn19) June 4, 2018
— Silky (@silkyjohn30) June 4, 2018
I’m bored of it already. Will believe it when I see it. As much as I want to be positive we’ve heard it all before and the boards recruiting policy is shoddy at best.
— Dunk (@DunkRed5ive) June 4, 2018
It'll be another nobody and Biesla is just a name thrown around to get us all fired up. Something is wrong at ER but what??
— Dave Taylor (@leedsdave1281) June 4, 2018