Leeds United hope to appoint a new manager by the end of the week with renowned Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa still the frontrunner for the vacant role.
The club moved to sack Paul Heckingbottom on Friday after a tough four months in charge for the former Barnsley man, who managed to win just four of his 16 games in charge.
And, they are eyeing up a swift replacement with Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay offering an update on their search for a new boss this morning.
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
He revealed that Bielsa remains the number one target but warns that it’s ‘by no means a done deal’. He also added that they still expect to make an appointment, whoever it is, by Friday to give the new man enough time to get prepared ahead of pre-season.
Whilst he remains the firm favourite for the job, Bielsa isn’t the only name who has been linked with the Leeds job.
Claudio Ranieri, Michael Laudrup and Víctor Sánchez del Amo were three others mentioned after news of Heckingbottom’s sacking broke.
Leeds fans will be desperate to land Bielsa and you can understand why given the reputation he has within the game.
However, with his past reputation and unpredictable nature you can’t say for sure what he will do. Although, clearly talks are at an advanced stage.
With Hay suggesting an appointment will be made this week it means this shouldn’t drag out for too much longer which will please fans.
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