What had been rumored ended up being confirmed hours ago: the Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa was fired from the Leeds United from Englandafter the 0-4 defeat suffered against Tottenham for date 27 of the Premier League.
Although “Loco” managed to provoke a revolution in the club by returning to the top flight after a 16-year absence, the series of goals received (0-3 against Everton, 2-4 against Manchester United, 0-6 vs. Liverpool and the one mentioned with the “Spurs”, added to the critical situation in the standings, led to the harsh decision of the leaders.
With a long memory and showing that Bielsa is much more than a football coach, both his managers and other members of the Leeds United world said goodbye to him with heartfelt words. Below we review the most outstanding tributes.
“You saw in me what no one had seen before. You helped me grow as a player, but more importantly, as a person. Thank you Marcelo Let’s go Leeds Fuck!”, wrote the flyer Calvin Phillipsalong with a video that quickly caused a stir and excitement on social networks.
“I will be eternally grateful for everything you and your staff did for me and my family. A club legend of our era. Thank you Marcelo”public Liam Cooper, defender and captain of the English teamwith which Bielsa achieved the return of the club to the first division.
Patrick the striker bamfordwho came to be cited in the English team for his performance in the “Loco” team, posted: “Thank you. The man who changed everything for everyone.”
Finally, the turn of the directors: the president Andrea Radizzani was expressed: “This has been the most difficult decision I have had to make during my tenure at Leeds United., taking into account all the success Marcelo has had at the club. With Marcelo as our head coach we had three incredible campaigns and the good times returned to Elland Road. He changed the culture of the club and brought a winning mentality to all of us. The moments created, particularly in the 2019/20 season and winning promotion to the Premier League, will of course live long in all of our memories, including mine and the fans. However, I have to act in the best interests of the club and I believe a change is required now to secure our status in the Premier League,” he admitted.
In addition, the director of football Victor Orta added: “Since arriving at Leeds United, Marcelo has had a huge impact on the club, on a scale I have not seen before.. He has created a legacy, overseeing major infrastructure improvements at Thorp Arch, bringing fans and players together, and providing a clear path for young players to transition into the first team. It’s disappointing that his reign had to end this way, given the special times we’ve enjoyed in recent years, which have been some of the best of my career, but we can’t hide from recent results. I would like to thank Marcelo for his commitment and dedication, and I wish him much success in the future”, he concluded.
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