Andrea Radrizzani has said he has given Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa the option of returning home to his family in Argentina amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
All UK football has been suspended and the Leeds players are all training at home on individual programs.
The Leeds backroom staff are monitoring the players via daily weigh-ins and the Adidas Running app.
Talking in an interview on DiMarzio, Radrizzani said, “He [Bielsa] has remained in England for now. He has not asked to return to Argentina; until a few days ago in England everything was operational.
“However we will talk in the next few days, I will leave him the freedom to decide whether to stay or go to his family.”
It must be incredibly tough for Bielsa at the moment.
With his family back in Argentina, Bielsa devoted all of his time in England to football and spent most of his waking time (and some of his sleeping time) at Thorp Arch.
With football gone, Bielsa is still monitoring the players but he lives in a small flat in Wetherby and will be badly missing the grass.
We imagine that he’s taking time to gen up on opponents but it must be extremely tough being apart from his family and football.
No one would begrudge him going back to Argentina, although that could be fraught with difficulty at the moment.
The main thing is that he’s fit and well, and back in Leeds for the re-start of the season.
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