Revealed: July 27, 2020 6:31:08 pm
Lionel Messi has reportedly expressed his curiosity in having Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa as the brand new supervisor of Barcelona after a disappointing second-place end in La Liga final season.
Bielsa led Leeds United again into the Premier League for the 2020/21 marketing campaign with a Championship title win, ending a 16-year-long wait. However the Argentine tactician is but to signal a brand new contract at Elland Highway.
The 65-year-old’s current take care of Leeds is because of expire subsequent week, and in keeping with The Solar, Messi has urged Barcelona to deliver the previous Athletic Bilbao supervisor again in Spain.
After being appointed mid-season as the pinnacle coach of the Catalan membership, Quique Setien is underneath stress of dropping his job after conceding the home league title to rivals Actual Madrid by 5 factors.
In keeping with The Solar, Barcelona are but to make contact with Bielsa’s representatives however the specter of a transfer “will set alarm bells ringing at Elland Highway”.
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Leeds United proprietor Andrea Radrizzani, however, believes that the Argentine coach will want no persuasion to increase his deal on the membership.
“It’s on advantage for him to be right here and he deserves it. I believe it’s an honour for Marcelo as for some other coach to be in control of a membership like Leeds United within the Premier League,” mentioned Radrizzani.
“So, on the finish, we don’t have to influence anybody to remain at our membership. It’s on advantage and ambition as a result of it’s a giant membership,” he added.
Bielsa, who has been a mentor to Pep Guardiola previously, has the expertise of managing in La Liga, taking cost of Espanyol in 1998 earlier than main Athletic Bilbao between 2011 and 2013.
Barcelona will tackle Napoli within the second leg of their last-16 UEFA Champions League conflict on August eight with the tie delicately poised following a 1-1 draw within the first leg in Italy.
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