Leeds United fans will be disappointed enough at the moment, without having to see reports linking Marcelo Bielsa with a move away from the club.
Despite failing to win promotion to the Premier League, after fading in the second half of the Championship season, the Leeds support has fallen in love with Bielsa and he’s the man they want to lead the club forward next season.
Rumours, although nothing especially strong, have been appearing in Italy about a potential move to AS Roma, who will part ways with Claudio Ranieri.
Reporting on that, TMW bring up competition, saying there’s been a ‘concrete offer’ from Celta Vigo.
Celta’s local media are usually well informed about their club, so we took a look at what is being said there, and it’s soothing news, so far, for Leeds.
Faro de Vigo report that, right now, Fran Escribá is the ‘first and only option’ for Celta’s bench. The club want to keep their manager and there’ll be a meeting ‘in the coming days’ to negotiate a renewal.
To make things clear, Faro de Vigo state: ‘Alternatives are not contemplated at the moment.’
It’s also noted that Fran Escribá himself wants to stay. Bielsa doesn’t even get a mention.
Over at La Voz de Galicia they also say sticking with the current manager is ‘first option’, as Celta seek stability. Crucially, it’s explained Escribá ‘gave a nod towards continuity’ at his last press conference.
Again, there’s no mention of the Leeds United manager.
Moiceleste, a club orientated website, cover the Bielsa claims from Italy, and state: ‘His signing for Celta is almost impossible. In addition to being a peculiar coach, his salary is well above what the Vigo club is willing to pay for a coach. He may fit the football profile, but he does not seem like a trainer within the reach of Celta’s pocket.’