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Report: Leeds United made first approach for Marcelo Bielsa in December

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa gestures during the French L1 football match between Lens (RCL) and Marseille on March 22, 2014 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis,...

Leeds United first reportedly approached Marcelo Bielsa last year.

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux (FCGB) and Marseille (OM) on April 12, 2015 at the Chaban-...

Leeds United shocked everybody with their ambitious plan to appoint Marcelo Bielsa.

First reported by El Correo, talks are ongoing with Bielsa and Leeds are hopeful of a successful outcome.

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...

A revelation from The Telegraph has shed light on their strategy.

It claims Leeds first approached Bielsa back in December.

Athletic Bilbao coach Marcelo Bielsa gives instructions during the Athletic Bilbao training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the...

Thomas Christiansen was manager of Leeds at the time and he was replaced with Paul Heckingbottom several months later.

Bielsa had just left his job at Lille when he was first approached by Leeds and perhaps now he is ready to re enter management.

Their December approach shows this current approach is not just an move on a whim, but an idea the club have been weighing up for several months.

Leeds are seemingly sticking with their plan and are determined to land a big name this summer.

Bielsa would fit the bill and get fans excited, although his patchy record since leaving Athletic Bilbao means he is far from a guaranteed success.

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