Leeds United have enjoyed a good campaign so far under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa, who took charge of the club last summer.

After 32 matches, the Whites are leading the table with 61 points, one point ahead of second placed Norwich City and three points ahead of Sheffield United, who are sitting in the third spot.

Mark Kent, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Argentina sat down for an interview with Argentine outlet infobae, in which he backed the Championship outfit’s boss to manage England in the future.

“Yes, I would like to [see] Bielsa as coach of the England team, although Gareth Southgate is doing a very good job,” Kent explained.

“Nobody expected that the team reached the World Cup semi-finals. He did a first-class job, promoting youth selection.

“But, for the future I see no reason why we cannot have an Argentine coach for the national team. We have very good Argentine coaches in the UK, [Mauricio] Pochettino [Tottenham Hotspur manager], Bielsa.

“Yes, yes…  If tomorrow I see that Bielsa will be the England manager in a few years, I would see it as something very interesting.”

To be fair to Mr Kent, he was asked about it… he’s not plucked the idea from nowhere.

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Southgate guided the Three Lions to the last four of the 2018 World Cup and in October the FA offered him a new contract that will see him manage the national team until 2022.

Meanwhile, Bielsa’s current deal at Elland Road will run down at the end of the next season.

If he secures promotion, then Leeds United will surely be trying to convince their manager to sign a new contract.