Leeds United are hoping to announce Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager within 24-hours, a reliable journalist has confirmed.
Luke Edwards, who works for the Daily Telegraph, released the huge update by means of his personal Twitter account on Tuesday morning:
Leeds hoping to confirm appointment of Marcelo Biesla as their new manager in the next 24 hours #lufc
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) June 12, 2018
The Argentine manager, who most recently took charge of French Ligue 1 club Lille, has been heavily linked with the vacant Whites job, but it appears that the wait is almost over.
The Yorkshire giants are in desperate need of a fresh face at the club, following a stale few seasons with turbulent managerial decisions.
Marcelo Bielsa is a very accomplished manager, who has a variety of big-name clubs on his CV. His most recent job could be cause for concern for Leeds fans however, as he was suspended by the French outfit, and subsequently released from his contract after only 13 games in charge. In saying that, the Argentine has managed a host of top European clubs in recent years, and this top-flight experience could be exactly what the Whites need to regain their Premier League status. Another aspect of Bielsa’s career that could come in helpful for Leeds is his long international managerial career, having taken charge of both Argentina and Chile over the years. The appointment would represent a step up from Paul Heckingbottom, who only managed to win just four of his 18 games in charge at Elland Road, finishing Leeds season poorly after a promising start. Should Leeds manage to get Bielsa as early as tomorrow, he will have the entire summer to put his stamp on the team, as Leeds look to end the 14-year Premier League drought.