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.
Leeds are set for crunch talks this weekend, reports @PhilHayYEP. #lufc https://t.co/ccwRC9niPb— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) June 8, 2018
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
Current Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce was linked with the vacancy at Leeds. [Through It All Together]
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
Harry Kane signs a new Tottenham Hotspur contract. [Cartilage Free Captain]
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]
The Philadelphia Union were once again left to rue missed chances and defensive lapses in their loss to Toronto FC. [Brotherly Game]
Fabio Borini’s transfer from Sunderland to AC Milan has been made permanent. [AC Milan Offside]