Italian outlet L’Arena have claimed that Serie A side Hellas Verona could consider a move to lure Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa to Italy this summer – if West Ham United decide to hire Ivan Juric.
Juric, 44, has guided Verona to a lofty eighth position in Serie A after taking over the newly-promoted club last summer following Verona’s play-off win in Serie B. Juric’s excellent form as manager has seen West Ham consider a move.
David Moyes remains in charge at the London Stadium but with the Hammers floundering near the bottom of the table, Moyes could be replaced for a second time by the Hammers board. Juric is certainly a target.
If Verona lose Juric, then the Serie A side may look to Bielsa given the Argentine’s £43,000-a-week (L’Arena) contract is due to expire in June, and is likely to leave Leeds if they fail to gain promotion. Fiorentina are also keen on Bielsa.
TBR’s view – Leeds have got to gain promotion and keep Bielsa
Failure to gain promotion and Leeds will not only lose Bielsa, but they will lose their best players including Kalvin Phillips, Ben White and others. Indeed, failure to go up will see Leeds go backwards for quite some time.
It is make or break and the global health crisis has come at the worst possible time. Keeping Bielsa is fundamental to Leeds returning to where they belong, and Andrea Radrizzani has got to convince the Argentine to remain.