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Marcelo Bielsa becomes a Tottenham managerial target alongside Champions League winner
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham has turned its attention towards Marcelo Bielsa and Rafa Benitez in their search for a new manager.

The Lilywhites fired Jose Mourinho just before the Carabao Cup final and they will name a new permanent boss before next season.

Ryan Mason has been given the job on an interim basis until the end of the season but they will soon replace the 29-year-old.

Spurs’ search hasn’t been overly successful as they missed out on the likes of Julian Nagelsmann who is joining Bayern Munich and Brendan Rodgers who wants to remain at Leicester City.

Football Insider says they are now looking to appoint a manager with good experience and that has brought Benitez and Bielsa onto their radar.

Benitez has been unattached since the start of this year after he left his last job in China.

The Spaniard has won the Champions League, La Liga, UEFA Cup and the Europa League among other trophies.

Bielsa has seen his Leeds team play some of the best football in the Premier League this season.

They have earned some impressive results and are also set to finish inside the top half of the league table.

He has the reputation for managing top teams in the world and he might become the manager that turns Spurs into a results machine.

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

First thing Bielsa did when he got to Leeds was make the players do work picking up litter or some such menial work so they could understand what the fans have to do every day to afford a ticket.

Can you imagine Dele and Bale etc buying into that??

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

He’s Poch x10. Triple sessions mate. He was Pochettino’s mentor as a player and coach so expect the same type of thing.

I doubt half of this lot would put up with it but let’s see, id be interested to see how it would play out with him managing us and the player’s reaction. Exciting football but not a long term option, probably. Could take the reigns until Poch came back and the transition would be fairly seamless…

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

I wanted him 5 years ago after he was at Bilbao, what they did to Utd at Old Trafford in about 2012/13 ish was a thing of beauty. Pointless now though. I wouldn’t want him wasting his time with Levy.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

Who gives a fck about his time.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

What has he ever won? Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of his. I wanted him to come after poch.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

Yes. They’ll do as their told

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Bielsa would never work for an awful corporate ex FC like ENIC, or under Sir.balderdash Not even a chance.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago

Why wouldn’t he? If Leeds sacked him for what ever reason he’d jump at the chance to manage Tottenham London.
Managers would love to succeeded where Jose failed

Last edited 1 month ago by Tappaspur
Buffalo Soldier
Buffalo Soldier
1 month ago

Do we really want Beelzebub?
Our GD is +20
Leeds is 0
They turned us over big time but they re not a better team over a season.
It seems to me the headlines are now
“Tottenham turn to *some bloke” as next manager as proven candidates rofl at Levy”

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 month ago

Bielsa is more than just Leeds as his past proves, he’s out of the Poch mould, and in fact inspired Poch. As for the goal difference that’s entirely down to it being Leeds first season up and solely Kane for us. It won’t be 20 next season if Kane leaves. Besides I’d rather watch Leeds any day that our boring bunch of dysfunctional individuals.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
1 month ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

Agreed. Leeds have played some beautiful football and run their socks off for the manager. Same can’t be said for this bunch of reprobates.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Exactly, I think we should bring him in. See how they get on with picking up litter and triple sessions! 🤔 😂

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Be the most valuable work they’ve done all season, that’s for sure.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Poch knackered a lot of these players both physically and mentally

Limerick AL
Limerick AL
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

To be Mentally Knackered you must have a Brain, so a lot of our players are safe in that regard. 🤔

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

You mean Poch is out of the Bielsa mould.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Well spotted!

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

What arrogance from Spurs. Nearly as bad as Manure. This ” Top Six” team, totally outplayed by Leeds earlier in the week. A newly promoted team taking apart a supposed Super League team ( gotta laugh haven’t you? )
They think they can roll up and take a manager away from a club who is loved and respected by all to go to a club that is imploding. Do you honestly think that money could but him? Do you honestly think that he could work under Levy?. Bielsa is a man of honour… he also isn’t stupid. Dream on Hotspurs. You have Bob Hope and No Hope

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

And however good El Loco is… I am not sure he could get the best out of our Spurs. Bielsa needs players who are prepared to roll up their sleeves and put a hard shift in… have we got a full squad of players who are prepared to do that

matt
matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Agreed, can you imagine Dele litter picking to appreciate how hard a fan has to work in order to buy a ticket.

mikeyhughes
mikeyhughes
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Very true, why on earth would Bielsa want to go to Spurs? He’s got a young, fit Leeds team purring like a feline. The last thing he needs is a bunch of overpaid and lazy has been’s (or never actually were in the first place) on the training pitch. Bielsa coaches teams, this lot are just a bunch of individuals. Poch had enough trouble getting them to run around once Levy stopped bringing in reinforcements.
Can you imagine Bielsa and Levy? El Loco meets El Tighto!

Last edited 1 month ago by mikeyhughes
Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  mikeyhughes

“Why on earth would biesta want to go to spurs? To achieve where many have failed.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

No honour in a pound note. “Leeds loved and respected by all? I don’t think so. A few decent seasons with mad dog wont stop you from being “dirty leeds we all know and hate. Animals🌚

Paddio
Paddio
1 month ago

This squad having murderball would be what the doctor ordered

Harry Hotspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

HAHAHAHHAHAHA

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Paddio

You see, if Levy had backed Pochettino then the authority would have remained with him. Once the cracks appeared between Levy and Poch it seems like it may have been a signal for the players to stop listening to his mantra.

“The gaffer isn’t getting along with Mr Levy, we might be able to go and ask the chairman if we can not do as much training on the basis that we don’t like it?”

Player power can only exist in the vacuum under backed management creates…

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

More inclined to go with Bielsa, With Ryan and Ledley staying on to absorb as much as possible.

After watching the Leeds doc, Bielsa might be able to change the mentality of some of our existing crop. Cooper, Phillips and Ayling were considered not good enough by most Leeds fans when he came in but Bielsa named them as his key players. Changed their attitude and played to their strengths.

Also targeted Bamford straight away in the transfer market, it’s fair to say he was a bit of a journeyman who never looked like he would be consistent enough in the Champ let alone go on to net 15 times in the PL.

Worth a punt imo. Won’t expect a huge budget and if the players can buy into his philosophy, could do good things.

Thinlizzywhite
Thinlizzywhite
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

Not going to happen. Bielsa loves the club, fans and city of Leeds; plus an inordinate amount of dignity, loyalty and integrity. He would not jump ship because he would know the hurt it would cause. If he left Leeds it would be to go back abroad.

Me Me
Me Me
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

No chance of getting Bielsa. He’ll stay with a big club

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Me Me

Leeds the big club that has been out of the top flight for how long? Can’t compare that little northern club to Tottenham the massive London club.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Loads of young people around the world had never even heard of Leeds until recently. Not many young people around the world have never heard of Tottenham Hotspur. Peter Lorimer. Loved him. Alan Clark too. When O’Leary was buying up all them players I was so jealous.
Its great that Robbie Keane ended up at a proper club🌚

Last edited 1 month ago by Tappaspur
Harry Hotspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Tappa you don’t half talk some twaddle Leeds is traditionally a completely huge side – I suggest you read David Peace’s That Damned United, as a good start.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 month ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Huge? Very big at best. No European pots. They are here to stay in the prem now though. Can’t be compared to my club. Tottenham went down then came straight back up. It took Leeds too long in my opinion

Last edited 1 month ago by Tappaspur