Former Newell’s Old Boys manager Ricardo Lunari has discussed a potential link-up with Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United.
Argentine coach Lunari worked under Bielsa during his playing career, winning the Argentine championship in 1992, and Leeds’ manager was responsible for helping the former player get into coaching upon his retirement.
Working under former Athletic Bilbao boss Bielsa at international level with the Chilean national side between 2007 and 2010, Lunari has discussed the duo’s relationship. Currently without a job, the 50-year-old coach was asked what he would say if Bielsa offered him a job at Elland Road.
“It would be very difficult to say no, but it is not easy to say yes either,” he told Spanish daily Marca.
“Bielsa gives you everything, but demands 100%. It is giving your life to him during the time you work with him. I am sure I would regret saying no.”
Leeds find themselves top of the Championship at present and on track to gain automatic promotion to the Premier League. With the coronavirus pandemic causing a halt in fixtures, an EFL statement confirming the restart of England’s second tier has seen the Yorkshire club resume their promotion plans.
While it may seem a good decision from Bielsa to bring in a close colleague in Lunari, at the moment yo may ask whether there is a need to do so given how well Leeds have been going.
Everything at Elland Road seems to be heading in the right direction and that is set to be enhanced by their long-awaited return to the top tier of English football.
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