It has been a long two weeks for Leeds United’s supporters, as they wait for news on the appointment of their new head-coach.
Paul Heckingbottom left Elland Road on June 1st, with Leeds currently the only club in the Sky Bet Championship without a manager in place.
However, this morning, there appears to have been a major breakthrough, with reports confirming that Leeds are on the verge of appointing Marcelo Bielsa.
#LUFC fans will be delighted. Deal for Bielsa is completed and an announcement will be made in the next few hours once his work permit has arrived. Strap yourselves in!!!
— Jason Pettigrove (@jasonpettigrove) June 13, 2018
The 62-year-old has been in discussions with Leeds for some time now, but an announcement could be made later today, as Leeds’ preparations for the 2018/19 campaign enter full swing.
Bielsa is an ex-Argentina manager, who has also spent time with the Chilean national side, with his potential arrival sparking excitement at Elland Road.
With reports suggesting an announcement will be imminent, there has been plenty of reaction across social media this morning.
Here is what Leeds’ supporters are saying…
Bielsa. Leeds. Mental. #lufc
— Conor (@conorhurton) June 13, 2018
I am totally calm about this situation.
— Marcelo Bielsa Fan Account (@DistractedLeeds) June 13, 2018
It really would be something else were Bielsa to be confirmed as the Leeds manager in the next day or two. Can't believe it until he's confirmed. Still think we'll end up with Steve Evans again. #LUFC
— Diarmuid Nolan (@dermonolan91) June 13, 2018
Can't wait for Bielsa's reign at #LUFC to last almost as long as this negotiation.
— Lardy (@ShaunijeW) June 13, 2018
If we do appoint #Bielsa this is a serious serious sign of intent & real desire to be in premier league, the likes of which we haven’t seen since going down and trying to do everything on a shoestring #lufc
— Ryan Martin (@_RianMartin_) June 13, 2018
No middle ground, gonna be boom or bust. It’s a massively massively ambitious move for the club. If Bielsa can get it right here then it could be unstoppable.
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) June 13, 2018
— Angelina Leeds Fan (@AngieLeedsFan) June 13, 2018
I like the fact that appointing Marcelo Bielsa is taking a while… proves that were going after a manager with a backbone that's not going to be another "yes" man. Bielsa is actually negotiating what HE wants! ???????????? #LUFC
— Jamie Prior (@JLP0302) June 13, 2018
— Woodhouse Hill (@markwright1967) June 13, 2018
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