“El Loco” Bielsa might be taking over at Inter
Fast moving stuff with Massimo Morratti doing a series of flip flops first denying contact with Marcelo Bielsa, Chile’s national coach and then acknowledging having phoned him after being exposed. Then walking that back by saying someone else had established contact. The long and short of it is Leonardo is moving probably to his former club, PSG as technical director. Although after all these mental gyrations the Inter president also managed to say, “Leonardo may change his mind and so might we.”
The job is Bielsa’s for the asking but the Argentinian has been dangled so many offers in the past which he’s turned down that no one is really holding their breath. He was widely slated to take over at Athletic Bilbao but Jose Urrutia running for president may be paying more attention to getting Ernesto Valverde after Bielsa turned lukewarm.
Bielsa has made his mark with his national teams but he’s widely respected in Argentina as a club coach for leading Newell’s OId Boys and Velez Sarsfield to league success. A number of Argentinian players at Inter who’ve known him from their Albiceleste appearances including Javier Zanetti and Walter Samuel speak highly of him. He shares similar characteristics with Jose Mourinho – both are famous for getting the best out of their players and playing mind games.