Bielsa keeps Leeds waiting on training ground plan

Leeds United are waiting on Marcelo Bielsa’s response about naming the club’s training ground after him.

The Whites are keen to give Bielsa recognition for the role he played in helping Leeds climb back to the Premier League following years in the wilderness of the Football League.

However, according to the Athletic’s Phil Hay, Leeds are waiting on receiving a “thumbs up” from the Argentine over whether the club have his blessing to name Thorp Arch after Bielsa.

“Bielsa always used to say when people talked about permanent tributes to him or anything else, he would always give the impression that he did not want to see that, that he didn’t think he’d earned it.” said Hay speaking on The Phil Hay Show.

“So yes, they need a reply from him with the thumbs up I think before they’ll do that.”