It’s no secret that Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has a legion of fans around the world, especially in South America, where he’s spent most of his career.

Now one of these fans is the Colombian manager Juan Carlos Osório, who’s currently in charge of the Paraguayan national team.

Osório has spoken to ESPN this week, and among the many subjects discussed, he was asked about who should be the manager of the Colombian national team.

That’s when Osorio did not hesitate when recommending his friend and master Marcelo Bielsa.

Embed from Getty Images

“If they gave me a choice, I would say that the ideal candidate to lead our country is Marcelo Bielsa. Without debate. Now, what I think is that the one who arrives should at least take a Colombian coach, one or two to leave a legacy and that is what I humbly try to do in Paraguay,” said Osorio (via Comutricolor).

“I propose Bielsa because he trains the game and it suits the game of Colombia. When you have a young group, you need a football man who is more of a coach than a strategist.”

Although all the Colombian press has been covering the quotes, no one is really taking it seriously, as it’s well known that Marcelo Bielsa is having a pretty good campaign at Leeds. The South American press keeps following the manager and reports every good result from the Elland Road side.