Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be looking for their team to sort out a lot of the mess they have found themselves in, and as such will be expecting changes to be made ahead of the new Championship season.
The Whites ended a disappointing campaign in the bottom half of the Championship last season and have already decided to make drastic changes. The board sacked Paul Heckingbottom from his role last week after just four months in the job, and are thought to be edging closer to confirming a new man.
Marcelo Bielsa is thought to be in line for the Elland Road hot-seat, which is a major coup for the Yorkshire club, yet there may be some complications in making it a dream switch.
And that’s because, according to Het Nieuwsblad (via Voetbal Nieuws), Jan Van Winckel is set to reject the proposal of becoming Bielsa’s assistant once again.
The pair have worked together at Olympique de Marseille – however, it appears that he is happy in his current role as a technical director at the Saudi Arabia Football Federation.
And this update is likely to come as further frustration to our resident Whites supporters, with it remaining to be seen whether Bielsa does indeed take over at Elland Road.
Landlord’s Verdict: Leeds fans in the Tavern just cannot catch a break at the moment, with bad news seeming to follow them around.
The arrival of Bielsa would have been an achievement many of the locals would not have expected, yet it appears he is already failing to convince others to join him at Elland Road. And what impact this setback will have on Bielsa’s own decision remains to be seen.
The punters in the bar will hope that is not a sign of things to come though in terms of players, and as such will be watching things very closely over the coming days and weeks.
Leeds fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!
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