Leeds morning headlines as Lopetegui identified as Bielsa’s successor and Raphinha deserves praise

Here are the headlines from Leeds United on Sunday November 29th.

Match winner Raphinha praised by Phillips

Kalvin Phillips was delighted with team-mate Raphinha after the Brazilian’s first goal for the Whites sealed the victory over Everton.

The winger opened his Leeds Account with a well received 79th– Winner of the minute at the Premier League clash on Saturday at Goodison Park.

The Rennes summer signing shot past Jordan Pickford on the edge of the area Marcelo Bielsa Men got a 1-0 victory.

“It’s a special moment for Rapha,” Phillips told Sky Sports.

“We told him he would score if he got the chance.

“He’s gotten close in the past few weeks, but today he finally got one.

“He is very good. It has it all and shortly after signing it is excellent. “

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Souness also impressed with Brazilians

The praise kept coming for Raphinha, and Graeme Souness praised them too Brazilian after his match prize contribution for Leeds United versus Everton.

“He’s a flair game but he’s taking off his socks,” Liverpool legend Souness told Sky Sports.

“I think there is a goal in him. There’s a lot to like about him.

“He’s one of those players because he walks with the ball, aside from his ability, he works really hard when they don’t have the ball.

“We talk about players who come to our football, players like him – Flair players – sometimes they need a little time to get used to our game, but he seems to get it right away.”

Sevilla manager favorite for Leeds job should leave Bielsa

Leeds United will face Seville boss Julen Lopetegui should manager Marcelo Bielsa decide to pack his bags at any time.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Leeds United Football Director Victor Orta looks on before the Sky Bet Championship game between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on June 27, 2020 in Leeds, England.  (Photo by George Wood / Getty Images)

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According to The sun, Lopetegui is a favorite of Leeds owner Andrea Radizanni, who restored his name with a successful stay in Seville.

He was sacked as coach of the Spanish national team and then Real Madrid before moving to Sevilla, where he took fourth in La Liga and sixth Europa League title.

Lopetegui almost took command of Wolves in 2016 before taking the job in Spain.



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