Can this whole “will Bielsa be the new manager” thing be over already? This has drug out for almost two weeks now, and it’s getting old.
Yet another day has gone by with Leeds fans going mad on social media, with people taking pictures of the board and Victor Orta as they come and go from Elland Road, with journalists posting that a deal would get done “in the next four hours” only to have the four hours come and go with no resolution.
Even the club’s Twitter account is in on the fun, posting new stuff every hour, only to get a barrage of abuse from fans who were fooled into thinking it was an announcement about Bielsa.
are far as Bielsa and his advisors are concerned, the contract as Leeds have it (with amendments, additions etc) would be acceptable to him. As I said on Monday, money isn’t under discussion. That’s agreed.— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 13, 2018
#Bielsa will earn 68k a week at Leeds (@Dazelar29)— RamblingsoftheSS (@_ROTSS_) June 13, 2018
This then translates into a seasonal salary of 2.8/3 million.
The only thing we really “learned” yesterday is that Bielsa is going to be paid a lot of money to manage Leeds, with a rumoured salary of 68k per week, meaning that he will make about £3 million next season. Good work if you can get it, I suppose.
Anyway, if Bielsa can take Leeds up to the Premier League it will be worth every bit of it.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Season grade for Jay-Roy Grot. [Through It All Together]
Season grade for Adam Forshaw. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Aston Villa confirmed that they have sacked CEO Keith Wyness and now must get ready to go to court over it. [7500 to Holte]
World Football Links
Jose Cardoza named manager of Chivas de Guadalajara. [FMF State of Mind]
The United States, Mexico, and Canada were awarded the 2026 World Cup. [SBNation]
PSG have to sell €60 million worth of players to comply with FFP. [BBC.com]
Spain sacked manager Julen Lopetegui one day before the World Cup and one day after he agreed to be manager of Real Madrid. [SBNation]
Fernando Hierro will now manage Spain at the World Cup. [Sky Sports]
AC Milan Sporting Director Massimiliano Mirabelli said that Andre Silva will stay at Milan. [AC Milan Offside]