Sun 19 June 2022 | 15:27

Bielsa has already begun preparations to take over at Athletic Club

Marcelo Bielsa already planning for Athletic Club in case of appointment

Basque Country's election day is coming up, and it might be the one that people in Bilbao care most about: who will be President of the

Athletic Club


If it's

Inaki Arechabaleta

, the plan is for

Marcelo Bielsa

to come back to the club and take over at Lezama. Diario AS says that the Argentine is already planning for the next season.

When it came out that

Antoine Griezmann

was a target, which was quickly disproved, Arechabaleta's campaign gained a lot of attention. Jon Moncayola and Hugo Guillamon, the other two people who have been linked to his campaign, seem a lot more likely to win.

It has come to light that Bielsa also talked to an assistant manager. Inigo Perez, who used to play for Athletic and played for Bielsa in his first stint, was his first choice after he retired last season.

But Perez had already given someone else his word. At the end of the season, Unai Medina quit his job as a coach for Rayo Vallecano. Andoni Iraola asked Perez to take his place. Even though this is terrible news for Bielsa, Perez could end up back at San Mames if he stays with Iraola for a while. From the Athletic's point of view, it might be the first time they see how hard Bielsa works at everything he does.

source: SportMob

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