Mmaple Bielsa raises his hand for the candidacy of Iaki Arechabaleta. The Argentine will repeat as coach of Athletic if the Deusto executive is the winner of the June 24 elections. Bielsa is the bomb of the campaign. the Rosario He will return to the club he left in 2013 after having completed two seasons under the leadership of Josu Urrutia and having stayed one step away from glory with lost finals in the Copa del Rey and Europa League.
The Argentine coach, according to Radio Popular and confirmed by MARCA, would take charge of directing the first team immediately. The This situation is not new for Bielsa, who in 2011 was also a figure in the elections since Josu Urrutia, winner of those elections, presented him as a coach a few days before the voting was held. After leaving Athletic in 2013, Bielsa had an unassuming stint at Olympique de Marseille and Lille before joining Leeds, where he was promoted to the Premier League and with whom he has remained for three and a half seasons. He could have also directed Lazio, with whom he had a brief stay: he signed in July 2006 and left two days after arriving when he verified that the club did not sign any of the players who told him they would arrive before formalizing the contract.
Bielsa is a technique of permanent memory and that leaves no one indifferent. The proportion of affection that he left in the partners will be verified in the elections. Bielsa’s hiring is one of the cornerstones of Iaki Arechabaleta’s sports projectwho from the candidacy ensure that “it is exciting because we have worked for years visiting the best schools in the world”.
The Argentinian debut in campaign on Monday, which will be when Arechabaleta give the keys to the sports program. The presence of Rosario is not expected in Bilbao, which just like he did with Urrutia participate remotely. Then, the videoconference had to be delayed a few minutes due to some technical problems…which in reality were nothing more than El Loco’s desire to take a walk.
Ramón Planes with Barkala
Ricardo Barkala, meanwhile, will introduce Ramn Planeshis sports director, shortly and the question remains as to whether he will also do so accompanied by the coach. Jon Uriarte, for his part, will give details of his sports plan this afternoonbut there is still no record whether to give names.