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Marcelo Bielsa rumours could derail Leeds United’s future ambitions

Marcelo Bielsa rumours could derail Leeds United’s future ambitions

Unrest at Roma could spell the worst possible news for Leeds United fans as Bielsa emerges as one of the favourites to move to the Italian capital next season.

As per Italian outlets La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Messaggero (via Football Italia), Marcelo Bielsa and Leonardo Jardim have joined Gian Piero Gasperini, Marco Giampaolo and Maurizio Sarri on the list of possible permanent replacements for boss Claudio Ranieri, who replaced Eusebio Di Francesco as caretaker boss until the end of the term.

The move seems unlikely from our perspective given Bielsa had signed a contract with rivals Lazio just two years ago.

However, with reports as recent as February indicating that there is a good chance that Bielsa will leave if the club if they fail to secure Premier League promotion (Daily Mail), Leeds United fans will surely be a little concerned to hear that their beloved manager is already being linked with major European vacancies.

To say that losing Bielsa would be a disaster for their future prospects would be an understatement.

The Argentine has worked wonders for the club since succeeding a long list of managerial failures at the beginning of the season, instilling a bit of much-needed life and spirit back into the dormant giants of West Yorkshire, and to lose his influence now, at such an integral part of their transformation, would be a critical blow.

Indeed, we dare say that there are few out there that can command such a high level of intensity and style akin to that of Marcelo Bielsa; and even fewer that have been declared the ‘best coach in the world’ by Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino (Talk Sport).

Leeds United fans, could you see Marcelo Bielsa leaving the project prematurely – and, if so, how significant of a blow would this be? Let us know in the comments below…

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