Leeds United are apparently eyeing up 3 candidates to replace Marcelo Bielsa, should he leave in the summer season …

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That’s according to the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath, who declares that Jesse Marsch, Ernesto Valverde and former Whites assistant Carlos Corberan are amongst the candidates.

The Argentine has 5 months left on his current agreement at Elland Road and the club are hoping that he stays for his 5th season at the helm.

However, should they need to look for a replacement, Victor Orta and co will be well prepared. All three names have similarities to the 66-year-0ld.

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From that list, Marsch is possibly the dream candidate to take over the reins.

Obviously, a lot depends upon whether Bielsa leaves at the end of this agreement, but the previous RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig employer is the perfect fit.

The 48-year-old has actually established a very comparable design to Bielsa over the last couple of years — a quick-tempo, high-pressing system saw him win the Austrian Bundesliga two times.

It’s an extremely wise decision from the club to be looking at alternatives at this stage as there is no knowing if the ex-Marseille manager will sign fresh terms when again — and we won’t discover till the summertime anyway.

That’s just how he has actually done things at the Whites.

Marsch has actually lost simply 17 of his 94 matches as Salzburg manager; an impressive win rate of 68%. He has actually likewise played a key function in the advancement of stars like Erling Haaland and Patson Daka, among others.

Maybe even more surprisingly, mooted Leeds transfer target Brenden Aaronson is a big fan of the American coach, having been signed by him at the Red Bull Arena.

“He has been remarkable; I can’t mention Jesse extremely enough,” Aaronson stated to Transfermarkt. “We have this excellent connection, but not just because I am American, even if he immediately treated me as one of the people. He also does a truly excellent task, we see a great deal of film, and he assists me to enhance my game, and I have found out a lot in simply the five months that I have been here.”

That might certainly assist the Yorkshiremen’s pursuit this summer, that’s for sure.

In terms of all three candidates, the 48-year-old actually could be the very best alternative as his approach is so comparable to that of Bielsa, so a change may well be seamless.

The only distinction is the slight modification of formation, where Marsch likes to go with an attacking 4-2-2-2, something Leeds fans would be enjoyed see.

‘Key to my way of playing is the concept of pushing to score goals; not considering possession when you win the ball, but considering how to get the ball forward and score as rapidly as possible,’ he once revealed to The Coaches Voice.

On the above proof, Orta might well uncover the perfect successor to Bielsa in Marsch this summertime. Just time will tell if a replacement is needed then, but it’s definitely encouraging that the club watch currently, even if it’s just in case.

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