MX23RW : Tuesday, December 18 13:37:32

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa planning mass clearout

Leeds boss Bielsa planning mass clearout
© Reuters
Marcelo Bielsa claims that Leeds United are unlikely to be too busy in this summer's transfer window in terms of incoming activity.

Marcelo Bielsa has suggested that he could offload as many as 15 players as he plots a Championship promotion charge for Leeds United.

The former Argentina and Chile boss was reportedly lured to Elland Road with the promise of a large transfer kitty to bolster his aim of taking the Whites back to the top flight.

Speaking at his unveiling at Elland Road on Monday afternoon, however, Bielsa insisted that he is happy to work with the main core of players left over from last season's disappointing campaign.

"For the moment, we're not intending to bring too many new faces in," he told reporters. "From my point of view, the club have currently got on the books plenty of players that we should keep.

"In terms of the way things are run, in terms of bringing players in, I get names from [director of football] Victor Orta, I then give my opinion on those players.

"I have seen all 51 games Leeds United played last season and the two friendlies in Myanmar but I have not had the day-to-day contact with them yet.

"In the same way I may have recommendations about players coming in we have to make an assessment too. The players I want to keep are the players I can guarantee game time to. I think the club has about 15 players too many and there are four or five positions we need to strengthen."

Leeds face Forest Green Rovers in their first pre-season outing on July 17.


Click here for more stories about Marcelo Bielsa

Click here for more stories about Leeds United

Share this article now:
football pitch and stadium
Read Next:
Leeds contact Derby about Matej Vydra?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds22136336181845
2Norwich CityNorwich22135440261444
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom22116546311539
4Derby CountyDerby2211563124738
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2211473526937
6Middlesbrough229942416836
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest22811332221035
8Aston Villa228954334933
9Swansea CitySwansea229582724332
10Birmingham CityBirmingham2271053227531
11Stoke CityStoke2271052927231
12Blackburn RoversBlackburn2271052933-431
13Queens Park RangersQPR229492732-531
14Bristol City228682726130
15Preston North EndPreston227783537-228
16Wigan AthleticWigan2274112330-725
17Hull City2266102330-724
18Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2266102840-1224
19Brentford2257103334-122
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham2241082233-1122
21Reading2247112735-819
22Millwall2247112838-1019
23Bolton WanderersBolton2246121530-1518
24Ipswich TownIpswich2228121837-1914

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account