Aston Villa fans react enviously as Leeds United are linked with Marcelo Bielsa appointment

Aston Villa's fans react to their defeat after the English Championship play-off final football match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium in London on May 26, 2018. - Fulham...

Bielsa could face Aston Villa as Leeds United manager in the Championship next season.

Olympique de Marseille head coach Marcelo Bielsa watches the action during the preseason friendly match between Olympique de Marseille and Juventus FC at Stade Velodrome on August 1, 2015...

Aston Villa fans are reacting with envy after Leeds United were linked with a move for Marcelo Bielsa.

Bielsa - who has managed Argentina, Marseille and Lazio among others, and inspired coaches such as Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino - is odds-on favourite to succeed Paul Heckingbottom at Elland Road.

Heckingbottom was relieved of his duties on Friday, after leading Leeds to just four wins in 16 matches following his February appointment.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa reacts during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

And after their side's play-off final defeat against Fulham last weekend, several Aston Villa fans are hoping the same fate awaits their manager, Steve Bruce - with Bielsa (or equivalent) his replacement.

This is what they are saying on Twitter...

@BOOMBEEF: #AVFC fair play to Leeds Marcelo Bielsa is a world class coach we are so ****** lol @Dr_TonyXia @retsub12







Aston Villa, who will lock horns with Leeds again next season, are facing a difficult summer financially, with several high earners - including captain John Terry - already moved on.

In contrast, Leeds could be one of the few Championship sides operating with an improved budget this summer.

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