Former Granada manager Diego Martinez could potentially replace Marcelo Bielsa as Leeds United boss, according to journalist Adam Leventhal.
The Lowdown: Bielsa’s contract expiration
Bielsa has been a wonderful manager for the Whites since 2018, but it remains to be seen how long he will be in the Elland Road hot-seat.
The 66-year-old’s current Leeds deal expires at the end of this season and it could be that he feels next summer is the time to move on, having hopefully cemented the club as a permanent fixture back in the top flight.
The Latest: Martinez linked with Leeds
Should Bielsa bring an end to his time at Leeds, Martinez is somebody who could come in as his replacement.
That’s according to The Athletic‘s Leventhal, who states that he “has links with Leeds director of football Victor Orta” and that working in England is “on his radar.”
Martinez is currently without a club, having left Granada earlier this year.
The Verdict: Bielsa hopefully stays
Martinez is a talented young manager known for operating on a tight budget and making his teams tough and compact with electrifying counter-attacks, but the hope is that there is no need to find a Bielsa replacement for a number of years.
The Argentine is arguably the most important figure at Elland Road, transforming the club in the last three years and bringing great quality and success on the pitch.
Bielsa is known for only signing one-year deals, so hopefully, that happens again when his current contract runs out. If it doesn’t, Martinez, with a 1.62 points-per-game average at Granada, is certainly a name to keep an eye on.
In other news, Leeds have been boosted ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton. Read more here.
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