Marcelo Bielsa return to Leeds United on the cards - Jeff Stelling
Clinton Morrison agreed with Jeff Stelling for saying that Marcelo Bielsa could return to Leeds United if Jesse Marsch is sacked in the coming days.
Pressure is mounting on Marsch after his side’s 3-2 defeat to Fulham at Elland Road on Sunday left them in the Premier League’s relegation zone.
March replaced Bielsa in February of this year and El Loco has since been out of work.
Stelling believes former Burnley manager Sean Dyche could be an option for Leeds as well as Elland Road legend Bielsa.
Stelling said on Sky Sports News on Tuesday night (25 October, 07:17pm): “More practically, Sean Dyche. Dare I say, Marcelo Bielsa is available.”
Morrison replied: “Well, you never know, he could go back because the Leeds fans love him. That would be the best story.
“I don’t think Pochettino because there was talk of Aston Villa. I think Pochettino wants to manage a top-six team. But I do believe a Bielsa or a Sean Dyche – obviously I saw him on Monday Night Football – he’s itching to get back into it.
“Leeds fans might not be happy with the style of play but if there’s one thing Sean Dyche does do, he’ll keep you in the Premier League nine times out of 10. He did it at Burnley and he’s a fantastic manager.
“It could be Sean Dyche but I don’t want to talk about that too much because Jesse Marsch is still in charge and I don’t want him to lose his job.”
Bielsa won’t come back.
This is the man who walked out on Lazio hours after they hired him because they didn’t sign the players he wanted fast enough – despite eight weeks remaining of the transfer window in which he left.
Would he return to the club that sacked him when they’re in a worse position when they left? Absolutely not.
Bielsa would love some of the players that Marsch signed in the summer, to be fair.
Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams feel as though they’d be made for Bielsa.
And while we’d absolutely love El Loco to come back to Elland Road, there’s just no way it’s happening so we can nip that in the bud right now.
If it does happen, he’d be crazy.
This isn’t a squad he’d be happy with, surely, and you’d have to think that the relationship with the board is a bit fractured after the way he was sacked and Marsch was already lined up to replace him.
Marsch isn’t working out and might be lucky to still be in a job by the time the World Cup starts.
In other Leeds United news, Marsch has been told to enter quiet talks with the PGMOL after Jeff Stelling made an accusation.