Doesn’t Andrea Radrizzani have anyone in his life that can tell him when he’s going to make a mistake and that maybe, just maybe, he shouldn’t do whatever it is he’s gonna do?
There have been a number of gaffes at Leeds since Radrizzani took over, and we all thought that with the club doing well right now and with a literal legend managing team everything would be fine, right?
#Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani reveals he tried to bring in Antonio Conte, Claudio Ranieri & Andrea Favilli https://t.co/KwxRX6DVUx #LUFC #EFL pic.twitter.com/JqmDhHlCdE— footballitalia (@footballitalia) August 20, 2018
So Radrizzani spoke to the Italian press and said a bunch of names about other managers he claimed he was interesting in bringing to Elland Road before settling on Marcelo Bielsa. Yeah, way to back your manager who literally just set a club record.
The only other confirmed candidate for the Leeds job was former Chivas de Guadalajara manager Matias Almeyda. Almeyda said on Fox Sports Mexico that he interviewed for the job before Bielsa got it, but that’s been the only other “confirmed” candidate.
I get that Radrizzani likes to talk, but rather than talk some kind of mess about throwing €20 million at Antonio Conte couldn’t he just have said that he’s grateful to have a manager like Bielsa at the club?
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
A breakdown of the win over Rotherham United. [Through It All Together]
It’s a comfortable bucket. [Through It All Together]
Luke Ayling was named in the EFL team of the week. [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Two Everton players, Mo Besic and Yannick Bolasie, might be on their way to Middlesbrough on loan. [Royal Blue Mersey]
World Football Links
Liga MX is set to adopt VAR. [ESPN.com]
Despite some chaos at the top and losing half of their key players, Liga MX’s Santos Laguna is still near the top. [FMF State of Mind]
Wrap up of Liga MX action from the weekend. [FMF State of Mind]
A look at how AC Milan might lineup this year. [AC Milan Offside]
Athletic Bilbao won their opening La Liga match over Leganes 2-1 with a goal in stoppage time. [Inside Athletic]