It’s interesting to hear about the considerations behind the scenes. Which player was Leeds considering after parting ways with Marcelo Bielsa?

Leeds United’s former sporting director Victor Orta has admitted he had a “really good meeting” with another manager before hiring Jesse Marsch as Marcelo Bielsa’s replacement.

Bielsa took over at Leeds in the summer of 2018 and turned a mid-table Championship team into one that was able to compete in the Premier League a couple of years later.

After helping them end their 16-year spell outside the English top-flight in 2020, the Argentine led Leeds to a ninth-place finish the following campaign.

However, the former Argentina national boss was sacked as the Whites’ results nosedived in early 2022, before ex-Red Bull Salzburg manager Marsch was appointed and led them to Premier League safety.

But the Peacocks never looked convincing under the American and in February 2023 he too was dismissed and Leeds finished the season in the relegation zone, ending their three-year stint in the Premier League.