A man who made a whole city believe. A man who stuck with his conscience through all the highs and lows. Man who has got the pride to this badge back. The legend – Marcelo Bielsa.
Owing to the current circumstances on the Premier League table complemented by the results off late, Leeds United’s assignee of revival and first-team manager Marcelo Bielsa left the charge of Elland Road with immediate effect. The Argentine took charge of the Whites following a thirteenth place finish in Championship in 2017/18 before guiding them back to England’s top tier in 2020. The 66-year-old is cherished among the Leeds faithful for his achievements while evoking a sense of pride and unity during his tenure in-charge.
Andrea Radrizzani, the majority shareholder and chairman, recounted the resolution to relieve Marcelo Bielsa off his duties as the ‘toughest’ of his tenure.
“I have to act in the best interest of the club and I believe a change is required now in order to secure our Premier League status. Recent results and performances have not met our expectations. We find ourselves in a precarious league position and I feel now is the right time to bring in a new head coach, in order to have an impact in the decisive stage of the season,” Radrizzani said in a statement released on Sunday morning.
Among growing fears of relegation after the succession of disquietude results, Leeds United sit sixteenth in the Premier League table, as the quest for survival starts for the Whites.
The club have pawned to commemorate the Argentine’s time at Elland Road with a ‘permanent tribute’, stating – “Plans for a permanent tribute to Marcelo at Elland Road are underway and more information will be released in due course.”
Marcelo Bielsa leaves with a head held high, with his reputation and love among supporters unimpaired and as one of the great thinkers to take charge of Leeds United. During his time he not only earned a promotion back to the Premier League but also led them to finish in the top half of the Premier League in his full season in charge in the first tier.