Lionel Messi desires Marcelo Bielsa to develop into Barcelona’s new supervisor.
Bielsa has secured legendary standing at Leeds United having led the Whites again to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
The Argentine seems completely happy in Yorkshire and it might be a shock if he have been to depart earlier than their top-flight return.
However Bielsa is out of contract at Elland Street this summer season and has but to signal a brand new contract, elevating fears he might be tempted away.
And, based on The Solar, Messi desires Barcelona convey his fellow countryman to the Camp Nou.
The Spanish giants are in turmoil having relinquished their LaLiga title to Actual Madrid and with boardroom politics and monetary points having a dangerous impact on the membership behind the scenes.
Quique Setien was solely appointed supervisor in January however is known to have a strained relationship with senior gamers, together with Messi, and will now be set for an early exit.
Messi carries big affect at Barcelona and lately derided his teammates after their title failure.
“We’re a weak staff who will be crushed with sufficient depth and enthusiasm,” he mentioned. “We’ve misplaced lots of factors which we shouldn’t have carried out [and] been very inconsistent.
“We should be self-critical, beginning with the gamers but in addition throughout all the membership. We’re Barcelona, and we’re obliged to win each sport.”
Messi is more likely to have an enormous say on who will take over ought to Sieten depart and is claimed to really feel Bielsa would completely match Barcelona’s beliefs.
Pep Guardiola, with whom Messi loved a lot success at Barcelona, has spoken of his admiration for the 65-year-old’s teaching strategies.
“He’s distinctive in world soccer due to the particular means he performs,” mentioned the Manchester City supervisor lately.
“I learnt quite a bit about his model, his last product. He’s an unbelievable individual, so particular.”
Bielsa has managed in LaLiga beforehand, with Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao and has big expertise, having additionally managed the nationwide groups of Argentina and Chile.
The Solar say Barcelona need to make contact with representatives of Bielsa however the specter of a transfer ‘will set alarm bells ringing at Elland Street’.