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Shocker: Championship high flyers Leeds United considered Antonio Conte, Claudio Ranieri, Roberto Martinez before Marcelo Bielsa

Shocker: Championship high flyers Leeds United considered Antonio Conte, Claudio Ranieri, Roberto Martinez before Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United's owner Andrea Radrizzani says he considered Antonio Conte, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Martinez before appointing Marcelo Bielsa as head coach of the Championship side in the summer.

Radrizzani took full control of Leeds in May 2017 and he says he has plans for them to return to the Premier League within the next three to four years, which is why he had such an illustrious list of names to work with as he sought a new coach in the summer.

"Conte [was on the list] and with him, we would have been certain of promotion to the Premier League," Radrizzani told Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport. "I would even have offered him €20 million.

"Then I interviewed [Claudio] Ranieri who was attracted by our interest, but declined as he was waiting for a call from a top-flight club. I even spoke to [Roberto] Martinez, but Belgium were an obstacle."

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