Leeds United could face a battle to keep hold of Marcelo Bielsa after reports emerged suggesting Fiorentina could move for the Argentinian.
The former Marseille chief was appointed as the Whites manager in the summer of 2018 and it was a major coup for the Championship club. Bielsa has a fantastic reputation in the game with Diego Simeone and Mauricio Pochettino just two high-profile figures who have thanked him for the way he helped them, whilst Pep Guardiola branded the Leeds boss the best coach in the world.
And, Bielsa has done a brilliant job since arriving in Yorkshire, despite missing out on promotion in heartbreaking fashion in the previous campaign. That hasn’t impacted the club though, with Leeds top of the table now and on course to win promotion back to the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.
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Yet, reports from Italian media outlet L’Arena, as quoted by Fiorentina News, suggest that La Viola are keen on making him their next boss. They also claim that fellow Serie A side Hellas Verona are monitoring his situation.
Importantly, the update acknowledges how enticing Bielsa to Italy is going to be very tough if Leeds United win promotion as there is an expectation that he will stay as he looks to establish the club in the Premier League. However, the 64-year-old is out of contract in the summer and he is known to be a very unpredictable figure. He left Marseille just one game in to the 2015/16 season and incredibly spent just two days in charge of Lazio.