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Leeds United: Report makes behind-scenes Diego Martinez claim

Leeds United: Report makes behind-scenes Diego Martinez claim -Leeds United News

According to a report by Super Deporte, via Sport Witness, there has been a behind-the-scenes update on Leeds United’s search for a possible heir to Marcelo Bielsa.

The Lowdown: Bielsa era ending?

The Argentine, who has worked wonders at Elland Road overall, guiding them back to the Premier League after many years of waiting, could be on the way out of Yorkshire at the end of this season.

Sources suggest that the 66-year-old could decide to part company with his contract set to expire at the end of 2021/2022 as things stand.

There has been no sign of an extension at Leeds so far as the club hover just two points above the relegation zone after a very lacklustre start.

Former Granada boss Diego Martinez has been heavily tipped to potentially succeed Bielsa at the end of this season as an update emerges.

The Latest: ‘Everything suggests’ Martinez to Leeds…

As per Super Deporte (via Sport Witness), ‘everything suggests’ the 40-year-old will eventually succeed Leeds’ manager as the Spaniard is even in England studying the game.

Indeed, as per their information, Leeds chief Victor Orta has already held talks with Martinez – making a ‘first approach’ with him behind the scenes.

However, the out-of-work boss does not want to take charge of a team mid-season – with the feeling being he will arrive in the summer when Bielsa’s contract runs out.

The Verdict: Ideal replacement?

Lauded as a miracle worker and Spanish football revelation for his job at Granada, it’s safe to say Martinez certainly knows how to get the best out of what he has.

Guiding his former side from the second tier to Europa League quarter-finals, his candid interview with ESPN details a hard-working, charismatic boss potentially in the Bielsa mould.

He was adored by his former club’s supporters according to writers associated with Granada, with there being some suggestions they were calling for a statue (LaLigaLowdown).

Taking this into account, he could be a more-than ideal heir for Bielsa at Leeds.


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