It appears that the potential deal between Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United will come down to talks this weekend.
Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that Bielsa has been in negotiations with Leeds for at least the past week and will continue over the weekend, with Leeds looking to finalize the deal over the weekend. Another report, in the Argentinian publication Ole, also reports that Bielsa will be named as manager of Leeds in the next few days.
Bielsa has reportedly analyzed the squad with an eye to suggest areas to improve (LOL all of it?) and will be looking for new faces to be brought in by the start of training camp on the 25th of June.
Phil Hay also reports that two other managers have been identified as other possible targets, one domestic, one foreign, if the deal for Bielsa falls through. Let’s not hope it comes to that.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Venezia midfielder Leo Stulac has been rumoured to be making a switch to Leeds, but is this just a way for his agent to get a better deal from a Serie A team? [Through It All Together]
Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment is reportedly another step closer. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Richard Scudamore gave an interview with the BBC where he talks about the prospects of a European Super League among other topics. [BBC.com]
Kenny Dalglish has been knighted by the Queen and made Sir Kenny Dalglish. [BBC.com]
World Football Links
A look at the biggest moves in the Liga MX draft. [ESPN.com]