The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be frustrated today as they’re waking up to the update from Phil Hay of The Yorkshire Evening Post that a deal for Marcelo Bielsa is by no means done, despite the fact that he currently tops their list for their next manager. A few other names are floating about though, and the club’s hopeful of having a new coach in place by the end of the week.
Back to it: Marcelo Biesla latest – still top of the list at Leeds but by no means a done deal. Club hope to have new head coach in place before the end of the week. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 4, 2018
Leeds United need a marquee name at Elland Road. Whether it’s a world-renowned former international who can grab the club by the scruff of the neck and drag them towards promotion or a manager of the highest calibre, they need a touch of class to escape the Championship. In Bielsa, they could find themselves with just that. The Argentine has managed at the highest level both internationally and at club level and could be just what The Whites need.
The Argentinian tactician, who came runners-up with as the Argentine national manager in the 2004 Copa America, would be just what the Leeds fans are looking for. Leeds are in the middle of their longest ever absence from the top flight of English football, having not played in the Premier League since being relegated in 2004, with next season set to make their stay outside the top flight a 15-year long period.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict on Bielsa here:
Don't tell me I got my head around inverted wingbacks for nothing Phil
— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) June 4, 2018
Wouldn't be surprised at all if this whole Biesla thing is a smokescreen for another manager…Ranieri.
— WeAllLoveLeeds (@AllLoveLeeds) June 4, 2018
Average players on long term contracts. Selling your best players every season. Buying quantity, rather than quality. Players bought and proven not good enough to play for Leeds. A cap on salaries. Victor Orta buying players. If you were Biesla, you to might get cold feet.
— Stephen Lewis (@vegansmithsfan) June 4, 2018
Scenes when he turns us down and we end up with Paul Tidsdale
— Wayne (@wayneleedsfan) 4 June 2018
Is it true that he doesn't speak English ?
— Ross M (@RossM2503) June 4, 2018
It'll be another nobody and Biesla is just a name thrown around to get us all fired up. Something is wrong at ER but what??
— Dave Taylor (@dt1281) June 4, 2018
What happened to this quick appointment…
— Jack Marshall (@jackomarshall1) June 4, 2018
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End of the week? Mint.
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) 4 June 2018
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