Tottenham have sacked Jose Mourinho and talk has already shifted to who will replace him with Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa firmly on lips.
The news about Mourinho broke on Monday morning from various news outlets and on talkSPORT’s White and Jordan [10:30, 19/04/21] El Loco’s name was instantly banded around as a potential successor to ‘The Special One’.
Jim White said: “What about this, a lot of Tottenham fans saying ‘What about Jose out, Bielsa in?’ How do you fancy that? It’s growing arms and legs.”
Ex-Spurs midfielder Danny Murphy dismissed the notion out-of-hand.
“I don’t think he’ll go,” he said.
El Loco would be crazy to jump ship
We’re not surprised Bielsa has instantly been linked with the job given the success he’s enjoyed in West Yorkshire since his 2018 arrival.
Leeds have been the apple of many an eye since he pitched up at Elland Road and that will have undoubtedly brought him many suitors at elite-level clubs.
But are Spurs one of those? We would strongly contend that no, they are not a super club, something which flies in the face of their recent breakaway into the European Super League alongside Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea. [BBC]
Leeds have big plans under Andrea Radrizzani and we have already cut the gap to Spurs despite only being promoted to the top-tier last season after a 16-year absence.
We’re only five points behind with a game in hand and we will surely be looking to overtake the North London side soon, so why would Bielsa move?
They’re not the wealthiest of clubs to move to given the cost of their new stadium and we are steadily building on that front and expected to make a splash this summer.
Therefore we see no reason for him to leave and have no worries on that front, Bielsa’s here stay.
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