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Worrying Leeds United news emerges as key figure linked with Elland Road departure

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Leeds United boss, Marcelo Bielsa has been linked to the managerial post at Italian giants, AS Roma according to Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia

The Italian media outlet claim that the Argentine is one of the candidates to take charge of Roma for the start of next year’s league campaign.

Former Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri was recently appointed as head coach until the end of the season, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be given the job on a permanent basis.

It will certainly come as a surprise to see Bielsa’s name being thrown into the hat though, as he has only been with Leeds since the start of the season.

But he has been hugely impressive in his debut in management in England and has taken his Leeds side to within touching distance of the automatic promotion places.

The Whites are currently sat 3rd in the Championship table, and will be hoping to keep the pressure on both Sheffield United and Norwich City with just eight games remaining of the season.

There will be concerns amongst Leeds supporters though if they aren’t to win promotion back into the Premier League, as Bielsa could be tempted by a move away from Elland Road.

But he’s sure to be fully focused on their promotion bid this season, and is unlikely to be phased by any of the speculation linking him with a move away from Yorkshire.

Bielsa isn’t the only man on Roma’s shortlist though, with AS Monaco boss, Leonardo Jardim also being considered for the role in the summer.

The Verdict: 

This will be concerning for Leeds supporters.

Bielsa has been at the heart of their excellent season so far and without him, I can’t see them being anywhere near the top of the league table.

If they don’t win promotion, then I can definitely see Bielsa leaving for Roma in the summer if they submit a formal approach for him.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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