Paul Merson has told Sky Sports’ The Debate that Leeds United assistant manager Diego Flores needs to have a strong word with manager Marcelo Bielsa – and has questioned the signing of Jean-Kevin Augustin.
Leeds are coming under intense scrutiny and pressure after winning just two of their last 10 Championship matches. Indeed, the likes of Kiko Casilla and Patrick Bamford are being criticised, while some supporters are becoming frustrated with Bielsa.
Bamford is likely to get the nod against Brentford on Tuesday night at Griffin Park, with Bielsa getting heated in a recent press conference over whether new signing Augustin would start. He has stated that Augustin must learn the Bielsa way, first.
England icon Merson has commented on Leeds, and has urged assistant manager Flores to confront Bielsa and question the manager’s stubbornness in order to change something – before questioning the signing of Augustin from RB Leipzig.
“They lack the cutting edge. You talk about the lad Augustin, he’s never kicked a ball in England. It could take three months [to get up to speed]. Leeds haven’t got three months. It is a shame. You look at Leeds and you think, not again,” Merson said.