Writing on Twitter, Daily Telegraph journalist Luke Edwards has dropped a Tottenham Hotspur claim involving Marcelo Bielsa.
The Lowdown: Tottenham on the hunt…
As believed by football.london, Tottenham’s hunt for a new manager is underway and talks are expected to begin with the candidates, but there is no news yet as to who is in the driving seat.
The likes of Graham Potter, Scott Parker and Roberto Martinez have been touted as possible suitors in this past week (football.london), but there has been no shortage of names from elsewhere in the media.
Football Insider recently reported that Premier League experience was fast becoming a much sought-after trait, prompting Spurs chiefs to take notice of both Rafael Benitez and Bielsa.
The Latest: Telegraph journalist drops Spurs claim
Writing on Twitter, Telegraph reporter Edwards has now dropped a claim on this alleged interest in Bielsa – and it’s not good news for Lilywhites supporters.
He reported that the Argentine tactician is on the verge of signing a new deal at Elland Road, with the added update that he has ‘no interest’ in taking the job at Spurs.
“I’m also told Marcelo has no interest in the Spurs job or the thought of living in London,” Edwards explained on social media.
The Verdict: Hammer blow for Tottenham…
We believe that Bielsa, in an alternate universe, would be a very credible managerial option for Spurs as the hunt for an attack-minded boss with proven credentials continues.
The 65-year-old is revered throughout much of the footballing community for his expert tactics and philosophy of the beautiful game, attracting praise from the likes of Pep Guardiola and even Mauricio Pochettino.
Speaking to talkSPORT last year, former Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford lavished praise on Bielsa as a ‘phenomenal’ person and managerial ‘genius’, highlighting his stellar reputation.
Now that Tottenham look almost certain to miss out on him, it could come as a hammer blow for Daniel Levy and co.
In other news: Champions League-winning boss now keen on joining Tottenham, find out more here.
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