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Leeds United: Victor Orta eyes Marcelo Bielsa replacement

Leeds United: Victor Orta eyes Marcelo Bielsa replacement - Leeds United

According to recent reports, Victor Orta and Leeds United have targeted Ruben Amorim as the club’s next manager – should Marcelo Bielsa walk away from the Whites this summer.

Reports from Portugal, as cited by Leeds Live, claim that the Sporting CP manager is viewed by Leeds as a potential replacement for Bielsa, whose contract expires at Elland Road this summer.

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While the 65-year-old Leeds manager has confirmed he will inform the club of whether or not he plans to stay on longer than his current deal before the summer – as yet, there are no reports that a deal has been discussed between the Argentine and Orta.

As a result, Portuguese journalist, Bruno Andrade, has claimed that Amorim is one of the candidates Orta has lined up as a potential replacement for Bielsa, should he indeed depart Leeds at the end of their current campaign.

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While it still feels as if Bielsa’s job is unfinished at Leeds, as the newly-promoted side currently occupy 11th place in the Premier League standings despite the lingering feeling that they have not yet hit their ceiling, the previous unpredictability of the 65-year-old very much leaves the possibility of his departure this summer as entirely plausible.

And, considering the 37-year-old Amorim has impressed during his short time in charge of Sporting, winning 29, drawing seven and losing just four of his 40 matches at the helm of the Portuguese side, he would very much appear to be an enticing prospect in the event that Bielsa does walk away.

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