Leeds United are lining up an impressive move for Marcelo Bielsa this summer, with a view to the Argentine taking over from Paul Heckingbottom at Elland Road.
Heckingbottom’s future as Leeds’ head-coach is in doubt, with the ex-Barnsley boss beginning to look vulnerable, after a shaky start to life at Elland Road saw him win just four of 16 fixtures.
According to reports from El Correo, Bielsa is a target for Leeds, with even the suggestion that negotiations have opened between the two parties over a deal.
The 62-year-old has an excellent reputation in the game, having managed the likes of Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille in recent years.
Bielsa has also had spells in international management, taking charge of Argentina and Chile earlier in his career.
He left Lille back in December 2017, following a poor run of results for the French side and has been out of work since then.
Alongside reports from El Correo that Leeds are keen on Bielsa, Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post has confirmed that the Argentine’s name has been mentioned to him, as Heckingbottom’s place at Elland Road begins to look even more vulnerable.
Away this week but two different people in the past fortnight have mentioned Bielsa to me as an option for Leeds:https://t.co/d2ZarQ4PcR
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) May 31, 2018
Leeds finished 13th in the Sky Bet Championship last season.
Bielsa would be an unbelievable appointment for Leeds, with the 62-year-old highly-rated in the world of football.
The ex-Lille boss is known for his tactical nous, with his detailed and tactical approach popular within the game.
Of course, with a potential appointment like this, there is always risk, as the Championship is a unique division.
However, Bielsa’s arrival would be a major statement of intent from Andrea Radrizzani and Leeds.
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