Lionel Messi prompts Barcelona to make present Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa the new head coach at Camp Nou, according to a report.
Lionel Messi has supposedly prompted Barcelona to make present Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa the new head coach at Camp Nou.
Bielsa has led Leeds back into the Premier League for the 2020-21 campaign, however the Argentine is yet to agree a new contract at Elland Roadway.
The 65- year-old’s existing deal with the Whites is due to end next week, and according to The Sun, Messi has informed Barca to bring his compatriot to Camp Nou.
Quique Setien is still in charge of the Catalan giants, however the Spaniard might lose his task ahead of next season, having actually been not able to provide the 2019-20 La Liga title.
Messi apparently feels that Bielsa is the perfect prospect to lead the club through a challenging duration, although no contact has been made with the manager’s agents at this phase.
Bielsa has previous experience of coaching in Spain’s leading flight, organizing Espanyol in 1998 prior to leading Athletic Bilbao in between 2011 and 2013.
Barca will handle Napoli in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on August 8 with the tie delicately poised following a 1-1 attract the first leg in Italy.