Colo Colo are the latest to admit they wanted Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa, after a candid interview with the Chilean club’s director Angel Mosa.
ADN quoted Mosa as saying: “At one point I thought of Marcelo Bielsa, we would all be in another world if he were here, they are dreams that one has, he is doing a great job in England.”
It is is not the first time that there has been talk of Bielsa with other clubs. Before he joined Leeds, plenty of clubs wanted his signature while Mexico also wanted him in charge of the national side.
The Argentine boss has managed at both club level and national teams. His philosophy – praised by the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino – makes him a catch.
With Leeds still in the Championship, those rumours seem unlikely to go away. Other clubs look at Bielsa being with Leeds as an opportunity because it gives them the chance to lure him back to top-tier football – or the international stage.
There is no doubt that Bielsa deserves to be at one of these clubs. His start to life at Elland Road is befitting of a man of his stature, as the Whites sit in second after 15 games.
Fans will have to come to terms with the Argentines name being linked here, there and everywhere. At least, until the Whites gain promotion.
Only at that point, will other clubs realise that Leeds will become a much more attractive option to the former Lazio and Argentina boss. A third of the way into the season, and that prospect looks on.