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AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by Cjay » Sun May 19, 2019 4:49 pm

Another issue with keeping Bielsa.

Despite the promotion failure the wider footballing world will see what MB has done as a success and other clubs will be interested.

After all any manager who takes a side from 13th to 3rd having only arrived a month and a half before a new season will attract attention.

Today its reported Marcelo Bielsa is a potential option Roma are considering as a replacement for Claudio Ranieri.

The other 2 on the 3 man shortlist are Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and Gian Piero Gasparini currently at Atalanta.

Currently hard as it is to accept in terms of club standing compared to Roma we are a small club and the opportunity to manage Roma in Italy and potentially Europe (they are currently in a Europa League pposition and still have a chance to qualify for Champions League) next season may be very difficult for Bielsa to turn down.

After all he will be 64 soon, may not have many years left in management.

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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by Denman » Sun May 19, 2019 4:53 pm

Fair point Cjay, but I think (and hope) that MB will see Leeds as unfinished business. As long as Radz backs him, and I don’t just mean with transfers, I am more than hopeful he will remain with us next season.

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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by andrewjohnsmith » Sun May 19, 2019 5:04 pm

He's got nothing left to prove. I can see plenty of reasons for him to stay at Leeds. Money? Maybe. We'd better make sure we pay him enough to stay
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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by weasel » Sun May 19, 2019 6:07 pm

Any other manager and I would be worried but Bielsa is different. He isn't driven by money (albeit we are paying him well) and similarly I don't think he was ever just using us as a stepping stone. He saw us as a challenge and I don't think you put in the amount of effort he did if you plan to walk away after a season. I see him either staying with us or walking out if he isn't given the assurances he wants, transfers etc, rather than walking out just to join another club.
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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by SG90 » Sun May 19, 2019 6:10 pm

If he did go, we'd get massive compensation anyway. Without tempting fate, I don't think he will. He was talking with Orta about targets yesterday.
Radz out now

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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by Cjay » Sun May 19, 2019 7:12 pm

I doubt he would go just because Roma may want him.

But he deserves it, he doesn't owe us anything and i wouldn't begrudge him taking what would be a great opportunity for him.

Agree with everyone who said about us and what we offer him being the key factor.

If we keep offering him peanuts to get promotion with then he should walk tbh.

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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by Cjay » Tue May 21, 2019 7:19 pm

Girona have made MB their number 1 target apparently.

Recently relegated from La Liga so could offer MB the chance to manage what he couldn't with us, promotion.

MB does have a connection to Girona having worked with Aspire Academy.

And crucially maybe Girona could support MB with probably better signings.

Part owned by the same people who own Man City and Man City use them as a training club for their best talents.

And of course money would be no object.

Doubt MB will leave but you never can be to sure.

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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by 1964white » Tue May 21, 2019 7:20 pm

Marcelo is staying at Leeds for the umpteenth time

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Re: AS Roma in For Bielsa

Post by SG90 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:27 pm

1964white wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Marcelo is staying at Leeds for the umpteenth time
Why hasn't it been confirmed then? It's just creates uncertainty.
Radz out now

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