Jesse Marsch, Ernesto Valverde, and Carlos Corberan have all been identified by Leeds United as potential replacements if Marcelo Bielsa leaves the club this summer, according to Daily Telegraph.
Bielsa took over the reins at Leeds United back in 2018 and has turned things around at the club in an admirable fashion.
Things have not gone all too well for the team this time out, though, as they have been ravaged by injury problems to key players.
The Leeds United board has complete faith in Bielsa and is not looking to shake things up despite the problems.
However, his contract will run out at the end of the season.
If he decides to call time at Elland Road, Leeds United are preparing for such a scenario and have prepared a three-man shortlist to replace the 66-year-old.
The first name on the list is that of Jesse Marsch.
The 48-year-old American tactician is currently unattached after his stint with RB Leipzig was cut short due to a poor start to the ongoing campaign.
Ernesto Valverde is also in discussion at Leeds.
The 58-year-old is also without a club and has been so for over two years now, after being sacked by Barcelona back in January 2020.
The last name of Leeds’ shortlist is that of Carlos Corberan.
The 38-year-old Spaniard left the Whites to join Huddersfield Town in 2020 and has put them in contention for a playoff finish this term after just about surviving relegation last season.
Sporting director Victor Orta is yet to make any approach to the candidates as Leeds still hope that Bielsa continues at the club.