EFL Championship giants Leeds United are currently in talk for former Chile manager, Marcelo Bielsa as a possible replacement for Paul Heckingbottom and are very hopeful of landing him by the end of the week.
The 62-year-old has enjoyed some spells while managing Chile national team as well as Argentina, Athletic Bilbao and Lille, which he vacated December 2017.
Heckingbottom was sacked by the Leeds last week after an unconvincing spell at the Elland Road, and the Whites are in desperation to sign up former Lille manager, with negotiations said to have been discussed with the Argentine.
Bielsa has been noted around the world with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola full of praises for the 62-year-old manager: “My admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is huge because he makes the players much, much better.
“Still, I didn’t meet one guy, a former player from Marcelo Biesla who speaks no good about him. They are grateful about his influence on their careers in football,” Guardiola said via Sky Sports.
“It is important for me to say this about Marcelo because it doesn’t matter how many titles he had in his career. We are judged by that – how much success we have, how many titles we have won.
“But that is much less influential than how he has influenced football and his football players. That is why, for me, he is the best coach in the world.”
The 62-year-old tagged as “the best coach in the world” has only been able to add to his honours, three Argentine League title and an Olympic gold medal. Losing out in two finals while managing Athletic Bilbao back in 2012, one being the Europa League final and the Copa del Rey final.
Marcelo Bielsa is also known for his unchanging tactics of 3-3-3-1 formation, which is yet to be seen in the EFL Championship.