In recent comments, FIFA agent Massimo Grillo has claimed that the Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa, would be a great fit for Serie A side, Napoli.
Having guided Leeds to the Championship title last season, Bielsa’s side have highly impressed in the Premier League so far this term, with the Whites currently sitting in 10th place in the top-flight standings while playing extremely entertaining football – having scored 49 goals, one less than fifth-placed Chelsea, while also having conceded 49 goals, seven more than 18th-placed Fulham.
As a result of his team’s style of football, Bielsa has received a great amount of praise for the job he has done at Elland Road, with the Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, recently stating his belief that the Argentine’s side are a joy for world football, as well as the 65-year-old continually receiving plaudits from the club’s own fanbase.
However, speaking recently to Per Sempre Napoli (via Sport Witness), Grillo suggested that Bielsa’s style would be a perfect fit for Napoli, who are expected to be looking for a new manager at the end of the season.
He said: “I am a great admirer of Bielsa, currently on the Leeds bench he is a coach who has a very spectacular game system. I would see him really well on the blue bench, I am convinced that he would show captivating football.”
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With Bielsa’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, and, at present, there being no agreement reached with Leeds regarding an extension, the Argentine leaving Leeds this summer does remain a possibility – something which would devastate his adoring fans at Elland Road.
However, with it being reported that the 65-year-old is close to signing a new two-year deal with the Whites, the possibility of his departure is hopefully, for the sake of Whites fans, extremely slim.
Unfortunately for Grillo, we suspect he may have to wait a little while longer to see Bielsa in Naples.
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