Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has reportedly asked the club to replace struggling manager Quique Setien with Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.
Barcelona could make Setien sack decision due to Lionel Messi's future since he wants Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa at the Nou Camp.
Therefore, Barcelona could be preparing to sack Quique Setien and bring in Bielsa to please Lionel Messi.
This would be a somewhat surprising move given Bielsa’s lack of experience in managing an elite European club, however, he’s often been highly regarded in the game.
The Argentine has done fine work with current side Leeds, and it is claimed that this has him being eyed up by Messi, who has a great deal of influence at Barcelona.
According to reports, Messi does not have a good relationship with current Barca boss Setien, and Bielsa may well be a realistic target due to his contract situation at Elland Road.
The 65-year-old’s current contract expires at the end of this season, and time may be running out for Leeds to tie him down.
If they fail to do so, it may well be that the highly-rated tactician is snapped up by a bigger club, though it remains to be seen if Messi will get his way in terms of who comes in next at the Nou Camp.
It is also speculated that the Catalan giants would most likely favor a move for their former player Xavi, currently head coach of Qatari giants Al Sadd.
Club chiefs might be pressured into making a decision because of Messi's uncertain future at the Nou Camp!