There has been shock after it emerged that Alejandro Sabella has declared his desire to take over the Leeds United head coach role, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
Sabella is most famed for guiding Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil this summer, where they were only felled in extra time, but did spend time at Elland Road as a player, although he never lived up to the significant hope that developed around his signing. He was known then as Alex by the Whites faithful.
The Argentine manager would find himself replacing former Forest Green Rovers boss Dave Hockaday, which would be something of a turnaround for the Yorkshire club.
It has emerged that Sabella is even on owner Massimo Cellino’s wish list for the job, suggesting that the potential for his appointment is not even as far fetched as initially suggested.
Cellino even hinted at an appointment of this calibre in an interview with the press earlier on Monday, saying: “What I’m thinking for the first team, is to bring in a foreign coach, an international coach, who I can work with.”
Sabella himself is clearly keen on the job, having told an Argentine outlet: “The Leeds situation is intriguing, and I feel I have unfinished business with that club.”