Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa linked with shock move to MLS champions Atlanta United

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LEEDS UNITED might have to fight off interest from the newly-crowned MLS champs Atlanta United for their manager Marcelo Bielsa.

The Argentinian looks to have transformed the Yorkshire club into genuine automatic promotion contenders from the Championship this season.

Marcelo Bielsa has rejuvenated Leeds this season - and is being eyed by the American champs
Marcelo Bielsa has rejuvenated Leeds this season – and is being eyed by the American champs
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But this has seemingly not gone unnoticed, with The Morning Journal reporting that Atlanta have shortlisted him for their top job.

The American outfit are losing their boss Tata Martino who is expected to take up the Mexico national team job.

The club are hoping to employ another big-name coach to replace him, and the 63-year-old would fit that bill.

Bielsa has previously managed Lazio, Marseille and Athletic Bilbao, as well as the Argentina national side.

Leeds United look like they are in the best position to finally get back to the English top flight under Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United look like they are in the best position to finally get back to the English top flight under Marcelo Bielsa
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Leeds are sitting pretty in second in the Championship on 42 points from their 21 games played.

Importantly, Bielsa has brought the fans back together at Elland Road after years of uncertainty under previous owner Massimo Cellino.