Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has backed Marcelo Bielsa for success if he takes over at Leeds.
Bielsa has been linked with a shock move to the Championship club, who sacked manager Paul Heckingbottom on Friday only four months after he was appointed.
"He's a top man," he told a news conference. "I think he's a top manager and he would do well.
"In my visit three weeks ago, I spoke to him and he mentioned it to me, and I'm very pleased.
"I think that [the] league, the Premier League and the English league, will be his ultimate goal and hopefully he'll get there. I think he will do very well."
Bielsa boasts huge experience as a head coach and is probably best known for his spells in charge of Argentina and Chile.
He was named new Lille boss ahead of the 2017-18 season but was suspended from duties in November after a wretched start, in which his side won only one of their first 10 Ligue 1 games.