Leeds United may have just missed out on automatic promotion, but there is no doubt Marcelo Bielsa has worked wonders with the club this season. Nobody expected the West Yorkshire side to be in such a lofty position and the Argentine can rightly be proud of his achievements.
However, some recent reports have suggested that is not the case. As reported by the Daily Mail, the Leeds boss could leave if they fail to win the upcoming play-offs. It is claimed he would see failing to win promotion as a failure and could turn his back on the £3.4 million-a-year Elland Road deal. The Yorkshire Evening Post suggests the club have no plans to see Bielsa leave, but ‘El Loco’ is an unpredictable man and anything could happen.
Perhaps this news has travelled to his home continent of South America. Because it appears he is on the shortlist to potentially take over of the Peruvian national team.
La Republica report that current head coach Ricardo Gareca is considering to leave La Blanquirroja after this summer’s Copa America.
If that is the case, Bielsa is under consideration from Peru, along with former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano.
Bielsa has previously managed his home nation Argentina and Chile, so is no stranger to international management.
Whilst Leeds fans will take the interest with a pinch of salt it might be that his reported uncertain future in West Yorkshire has the vultures beginning to circle. And who could blame them?