MARCELO BIELSA fancies a Prem return — but not until the summer.
The Argentine coach has asked allies to find him a home in England after enjoying a successful four-year spell with Leeds before last year’s exit.
Bielsa, 67, has not worked since and rejected Everton’s overtures in January as he does not want to start mid-season.
But he is very interested in any post which lets him work in his new squad and signings throughout pre-season.
El Loco has been contacted by clubs in Europe and South America but he liked the honesty of the English game.
He would be happy to work at any level in the top flight if he likes the club’s facilities and future plans.
Bielsa made strange demands in talks with Everton that resulted in the Toffees appointing Sean Dyche instead.
The 67-year-old wanted a three-and-a-half-year deal worth £10.5million a year.
But weirdly he wanted to spend the first six months working with the Under-21s and the academy before stepping up to become first-team manager.
Bielsa has been out of work since his sacking by Leeds in February 2022.
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He was linked to the Bournemouth’s manager job a few weeks after Scott Parker’s sacking earlier this season but they opted to appoint Gary O’Neil on a permanent basis.
Bielsa is an extremely experienced coach and has managed the likes of Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lille during his long career.