Former Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has hinted that he could be interested in the Leeds United job.
Alejandro Sabella has been out of work since Argentina were defeated in the World Cup final against Germany.
He resigned after the loss, which was hard to take for him personally and for Argentina’s talented international squad.
However, he’s reportedly ready to come back into management and Leeds United could find themselves coached by a manager with international experience.
Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has explained why Neil Redfearn will be left to develop the club’s academy, suggesting that Leeds will go after a foreign coach the Italian can work with.
Sabella has given his biggest hint yet that he could be the man Cellino has got his eye on suggesting that he has unfinished business and a point to prove with the Yorkshire based club.
“The Leeds situation is intriguing and I feel I have unfinished business with that club,” said Sabella.
Sabella signed for Leeds in a very expensive deal (£400,000) in 1980 but made just 23 appearances for the club.
That appears to have given him the motivation and a will to succeed if talks are already under way for him to become the next Leeds United manager.
The worry is that while his coaching CV is impressive on the international scene, he doesn’t have any experience coaching in the English football league.
The Championship is one of the most competitive professional leagues in Europe and several sides are already making a good claim for a promotion spot this season.
One benefit Sabella can bring forward from his spell with Argentina is the way he coached some high profile, special and gifted players.
He oversaw some of the best players in the world during the World Cup and would be able to improve Leeds’ first team stars technically, which could get the side playing some of the best football in the division.
It may not be the appointment that most Leeds fans would opt for in Cellino’s position, but the side should be exciting to watch if he’s given the top job at Elland Road.