Leeds United identify ‘first-choice candidate’ to replace Marcelo Bielsa
A leading candidate to replace Marcelo Bielsa at Premier League outfit Leeds United in the summer has been identified, according to reports.
The info comes courtesy of The Telegraph, who have delved into the subject of Leeds’ beloved boss potentially opting to bring a close to his spell in west Yorkshire come the end of the campaign.
This of course comes with Bielsa having remained staunch in his commitment to putting pen to paper on contracts with the Peacocks spanning no longer than twelve months.
In turn, should the Argentine decide not to renew his terms this time round, the board at Elland Road will be forced to reignite their managerial search.
And, as things stand, one candidate is viewed as, by some distance, the front-runner to take up the reins in west Yorkshire.
The tactician in question? Jesse Marsch.
As per The Telegraph’s Sam Wallace, former United States international Marsch has emerged as the ‘first-choice’ managerial option on the part of those in a position of power at Leeds.
This comes amid the understanding that the former RB Leipzig headmaster’s arrival would not give rise to a major shift away from the current brand of football on display at Elland Road, an attractive prospect for the Peacocks brass.
Leeds could well face competition for Marsch’s signature, though, from Bielsa’s former employers, Athletic Club.
Exclusive: Jesse Marsch Leeds United’s first-choice candidate if Marcelo Bielsa departs @SamWallaceTel https://t.co/hyG6FgPvsW
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) February 17, 2022
Red Devils lie in wait
Turning attentions away from the club’s managerial situation and back towards the task at hand on the pitch, Leeds are of course set for a crunch showdown with a long-time rival this weekend.
Amid the club’s efforts to beat the drop from the Premier League, Bielsa’s troops will welcome Manchester United to Yorkshire for a lunchtime kick-off on Sunday afternoon.
Leeds head into the clash in desperate search of a bounce-back result on the back of an alarming 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton last time out, making it, all told, three without a win dating back to late January.
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