By Craig Scott

22nd Mar, 2020 | 4:30pm

Journalist predicts who might take charge of Leeds if Bielsa leaves in summer

If the season is null and voided then there is a chance that Leeds United will need to find themselves a new manager.

Marcelo Bielsa extended his stay at Elland Road last year but the chances are that if he cannot lead the Whites to the Premier League this season, he could walk.

Daily Star journalist Aaron Stokes has predicted on the newspaper’s website that Gary Rowett might replace Bielsa if, for whatever reason, they miss out on promotion this term.

As it stands, Leeds are top of the Championship table and seven points clear or third with nine matches left to play.

However the coronavirus-enforced suspension of the league has led to a number of things that could happen if the 2019/20 season cannot reconvene.

One of those is scrapping the season and starting again, which would blow Leeds’ promotion bid to pieces.

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Another outcome is that the season is continued and Leeds miss out on promotion on the pitch.

In which case, Stokes has predicted for current Millwall manager Rowett to replace Bielsa in the Elland Road hotseat.

Rowett has had a mixed bag of results in his career to date.

He did brilliantly at Burton Albion and Birmingham City before he was unfairly sacked by the West Midlands club.

The Bromsgrove-born 46-year-old is now doing a good job at Millwall.

Of course, we would all like to see Bielsa stay in charge but there are worse options than Rowett for a potential successor.

But, again. We all want Bielsa to stay – no matter what.

In other Leeds United news, Chris Wood’s mother has revealed how she once hit out at a Leeds fan.