Leeds news: Macelo Bielsa linked to Leeds job

By David Woods

1st Jun, 2018 | 9:47am

Reliable journalist claims 62-year-old in frame to be next Leeds manager

Leeds United have been linked with maverick coach Marcelo Bielsa, according to a reliable journalist.

Phil Hay, from the Yorkshire Evening post, took time out for his holiday to state that two separate people had told him that Bielsa was being considered by Leeds.

Heckingbottom is on his holidays at the moment but is reportedly due back on Saturday, when it looks like he will find out his fate one way or another.

Hay made the claim on his personal Twitter page on Thursday evening as rumours of Bielsa broke on social media.

Football Insider verdict:

The long-running saga over who will be manager of Leeds for the first game of next season could be drawing to an end. There have been so many claims and counter-claims over the past few days it’s been hard to keep up, but ever since Football Insider revealed that Heckingbottom’s fate had been decided back in April, the manager has seemingly been on borrowed time. If he does go, it will draw to an end a fairly undignified process that gives new meaning to the words drawn-out. If Leeds were always planning to get rid of him, why has it taken them so long? Was it the fear of sacking a manager and not having a replacement? You would have to imagine that there wouldn’t have been a shortage of good candidates who would have been willing to take a shot at getting the club back in the Premier League. One way or another, with Heckingbottom due back from his holidays on Saturday, it looks like we’ll find out the truth soon. In terms of Marcelo Bielsa, he would be an incredible replacement, and he’s the main name in the frame at the moment.   

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