Before the Marcelo Bielsa arrived at Elland Road, there were several other managers linked with the Leeds United job.
One was Filippo Inzaghi, which seemed hard to believe at the time, but with hindsight and the approach to Bielsa it doesn’t look out of the question.
Another was Matías Almeyda.
The 44 year old Mexican was repeatedly popping into the Leeds story until the club moved on to other options, and he’s now spoken about it himself.
Almeyda is throwing his hat into the ring to manage the Mexican national team, and isn’t being quiet about it.
Quoted by Reforma newspaper, he’s said: “I think there are many coaches who could train the Mexico national team, I also consider myself capable of being like those many, but hey, it doesn’t depend on myself.”
The Mexican newspaper says Almeyda has rejected two offers from outside of Mexico recently, and then quotes him as saying: “With one I didn’t reach an agreement, which was Leeds United of England, which ended up going to Marcelo Bielsa, and the other was that of Qatar.”
As it stands, Leeds United and the club’s supporters couldn’t seem any happier to have Bielsa, and are hugely looking forward to the new season.
There probably needs to be some recruits brought in first.