- Lionel Messi wants Marcelo Bielsa as the new manager of Barcelona
- Current boss Quique Setien as been under pressure since losing La Liga title to Real Madrid
- Bielsa helped Leeds United gain promotion into the Premier League
Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona to sign Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa to replace under-fire manager Quique Setien, cited on The Sun.
The Argentine boss recently secured promotion for Leeds into the Premier League as his contract ends this season.
The 64-year-old is yet to discuss a new deal with his employers and Messi wants Barcelona to take advantage of the situation.
There have been crisis at the Camp Nou as after La Blaugrana surrendered La Liga title to Real Madrid in the past week.
And Messi's relationship with Setien is on the low after the Barca captain criticized his team for being too weak during the loss at home to Osasuna.
On the other hand, Setien who succeeded Ernesto Valverde in the past six months has come under pressure and the only way he could keep his job is by winning the Champions League.
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has been tipped to become the next boss at Camp Nou but after he signed a new deal with Qatari side Al Sadd, the club have to look elsewhere.
And Messi who is very influential in Barca's recruitment process has suggested his fellow countryman Bielsa should be given the chance to work things out.
Bielsa whose coaching beliefs is being idolized by Pep Guardiola is believed to be the right man for the job according to Messi.
No formal approach has been made to Bielsa yet but the possibility of a move to Spain will set alarm ringing at Leeds.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi's rumoured move to Inter Milan has taken another dimension as his father Jorge purchased a house in Milan, reports claim.
Jorge who is also the agent to the Barcelona captain has reportedly been playing a behind-the-scenes role for his son to join the Nerazzurri in the summer.
According to Italian outfit Radio Rai, Jorge purchased a home in Milan to prepare for his son's departure from the Nou Camp when his current deal expires in 2021.