Marcelo Bielsa left Leeds United in February, and since then there’s been repeat claims about where the manager could end up.

One of the most intriguing has appeared over the past week or so, with a return to Atletico Club Bilbao on the cards. Bielsa had a similar relationship with fans at Athletic as he enjoyed at Leeds United, and it would be something of a romantic return for the Argentine.

The Basque club are set to hold presidential elections, and as is often the case in Spain the candidates have picked out who could be their manager.

One of the men in the running, Iñaki Arechabaleta, has now made it formal that Bielsa will be his manager should the election go in his favour.

The coach has even been speaking to the Spanish media, with El Chiringuito quoting him as saying: “In the month of March I had contact with Iñaki Arechabaleta, he proposed this possibility to me.

“It is a great responsibility to be Athletic Club’s coach. I needed some time to give him an answer. I told Arechabaleta that the best thing was for Marcelino to continue because he had room for growth.

“Finally, after Marcelino’s decision (to leave), I began to think about giving him a positive answer.

“The quality of this team is comparable to what it was ten years ago. It makes me dream to join a group that can try to have a version of a similar level to that of 2011-2013.”

Leeds United fans would certainly be happy to see Bielsa back in work, and especially at a club that he’s clearly very fond of. And, who knows, if a return to Athletic has been possible, then maybe there’s the future chance for him to be involved with Leeds again.

Now it’s down to Athletic fans to choose their next president.