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Bournemouth considering move for former Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

Bournemouth are reportedly considering a move for Marcelo Bielsa who has been out of a job since departing Leeds United in February. 

The Cherries parted ways with Scott Parker in August after the 9-0 defeat at Liverpool

Interim manager Gary O’Neil made an impressive start as he led the Premier League outfit to a six-game unbeaten run. 

However, things haven’t been very encouraging since then, as four consecutive league defeats have left them 17th in the standings. 

The English club has been in talks with prospective new owner Bill Foley, and the next managerial appointment has reportedly been high on the list of topics discussed. 

According to The Athletic, Bournemouth are considering appointing Bielsa as their new manager.

Bielsa is a top manager 

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has described Bielsa as the best in the world. The Argentine also had a heavy influence on Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone. 

The 67-year-old has managed several top clubs in the past, including Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lille.

Bielsa changed the fortunes of Leeds after taking over the club in 2018. He led the Whites to Premier League promotion in 2020 after a 16-year absence. 

Leeds made an impressive start to life in the English top flight under the Argentine boss, finishing ninth at the end of the 2020-21 season. 

However, Bielsa failed to repeat the same feat last term and was dismissed from his position in February, with his side 16th in the table. 

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