English media reports said that Barcelona club captain Lionel Messi asked his team management to sign his compatriot Marcelo Bielsa to replace Barcelona’s current coach, Kiki Sitten.
The Sun newspaper reported that Messi wants to take over Belsa, who currently oversees Leeds United, the responsibility of training the Catalan team, noting that “the flea” sees his citizen is able to solve the problems suffered by “Barca” under the leadership of the coach Current Kiki Sittin, and his predecessor, Ernesto Valverde.
The newspaper pointed out that, despite Messi’s desire to appoint Bielsa as Barcelona coach, in light of the strained relationship with the current coach Sittin, the Catalan club president, Josep Maria Bartomeo, insists that the former “Barca” star, Xavi Hernandez, the next coach of the team .
Bielsa, 65, is one of the most famous football coaches, despite his few successes with the clubs and teams he has coached.
He is described as the coach “Crazy Genius”, because of his revolutionary ideas in the world of training and his obsession with minute and small details to the point of “madness”, and he is one of the inspirations of senior coaches such as Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane, and others.
At the end of the season, Bielsa led Leeds United to return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence from the limelight.
The veteran Argentine coach previously trained many clubs and teams, including Lille and Marseille in France, and Athletic Bilbao, in addition to the teams of Chile and Argentina.