Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United is drawing up a list of potential managers who could replace Marcelo Bielsa should results continue to go south.

After shipping in seven goals against Manchester City, they conceded another four goals over the weekend against Arsenal with the pressure now on manager Bielsa to perform.

The Express reports that the club might go into the market for a new manager if things don’t change as they are just five points above the relegation zone.

Among the names being mentioned as the Argentine potential successors are former Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

Koeman has the Premier League experience having excelled at Southampton in his first stint in the English top-flight, leading the Saints to seventh and sixth-placed finishes before leaving for Everton. He continued his good spell of form in his first season on Merseyside, reaching the Europa League with the Toffees.

Lampard might be a controversial option as he enjoys some bad blood with the Leeds fans after their famous row with Bielsa over the ‘Spygate’ in the 2018/19 Championship season when Bielsa was caught spying on training sessions at Lampard’s Derby side.

Having done well in the Championship in his first season, Lampard could be a good appointment although the last two months of his Chelsea tenure have somewhat tarnished his reputation.

Express believes that Leeds may look at the job Steven Gerrard is doing at Aston Villa and try it with Lampard who they say is the current favorite to replace the Argentine.


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