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Leeds: Insider claims club will look outside the box for manager if Marcelo Bielsa leaves

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Sports journalist Dean Jones believes that Leeds will not take an ordinary approach when seeking a new manager if Marcelo Bielsa was to exit this summer.

Bielsa is out of contract at the end of the season and with the uncertainty over his future, Leeds may have to hunt for a new boss just in case.

According to The Telegraph, the managers on the shortlist to succeed the Argentine are Jesse Marsch, Ernesto Valverde and Carlos Corber├ín – all managers that have yet to test themselves in the Premier League.

Jones has told GiveMeSport that the Leeds board won’t opt for an “obvious” manager and will seek options outside of the Premier League when searching for a new boss if Bielsa leaves.

“I don’t think they would go for an obvious choice. I don’t think it will be the typical names that get touted around for managerial jobs in the Premier League. They’ll be smarter than that,” Jones reported.

TIF Thoughts on the different approach for Leeds United when searching for a new manager…

When Leeds appointed Bielsa, he had not managed in the Premier League before. And this approach has seemingly worked as Leeds now find themselves in a lot better position compared to where they were prior to Bielsa’s appointment.

While finding someone of Bielsa’s stature once again may be a tough task, thinking outside the box may well be a strategy that pays off for Leeds.

Therefore, if Bielsa was to leave Leeds at the end of his contract in the summer, then it may make a lot of sense to adopt a similar approach when searching for his successor – so those currently linked with the Elland Road hotseat may well be firmly in the running to take over from the Argentine when he eventually departs West Yorkshire.

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