'I want him at Spurs' - Sky pundit calls for club to poach 'outstanding' Leeds man

Sky Sports pundit Tim Sherwood has claimed that he would love to see Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa appointed as Tottenham boss.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 7:00 pm
Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Jason Cairnduff - Pool/Getty Images)

The Argentine masterminded a 3-1 win for his side over Spurs at Elland Road on Saturday lunchtime – a result that moves the Whites up to ninth in the Premier League table.

The scoreline also seriously dents the visitors’ hopes of securing Champions League football next season, and added to a mixed run of matches for interim boss Ryan Mason.

Spurs are on the lookout for a new boss following Jose Mourinho’s departure from Elland Road last month, and according to Sherwood, they should try to lure Bielsa away from Elland Road.

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Speaking on Soccer Saturday, he said: “They [Leeds] are outstanding, seriously.

"This guy, Bielsa, working with this group of players, has turned them into a team who can take on anyone toe-to-toe.

"I want to see him at Tottenham.

“He won’t want to leave a massive club like Leeds, but if you’re going look for an alternative, there’s your man staring you right in the face.

"Outstanding manager – the best team has won today”.

Leeds took an early lead on Saturday afternoon courtesy of a strike from Stuart Dallas.

The Whites were then pegged back by a Son-Heung Min effort before Patrick Bamford restored the hosts’ one-goal advantage.

Record signing Rodrigo added a third late on to put the game beyond any doubt.

Bielsa’s men now sit ninth in the table, but could slip back out of the bottom half if Aston Villa and Arsenal both win their respective matches this weekend.