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OFFICIAL: Leeds Sack Bielsa After Heavy Home Defeat To Spurs

OFFICIAL: Leeds Sack Bielsa After Heavy Home Defeat To Spurs

Leeds United have announced that they have parted ways with their Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa.

The club confirmed Bielsa’s exit in a statement released on Sunday.

Bielsa’s departure came on the back of Leeds’ 4-0 thrashing against Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds have been on a dismal run of form losing five and drawing one of their last six games.

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The statement read:”Leeds United can today confirm the club have parted company with head coach Marcelo Bielsa.

“The 66-year-old was in charge of the team for over three-and-a-half years, having taken the reins in June 2018.

“He transformed the club’s fortunes on the pitch, which began with the 3-1 demolition of Stoke City at Elland Road two months later and he led Leeds to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs in his first full season in charge.

“In his second campaign Bielsa succeeded where those before him had failed, guiding the club to the Sky Bet Championship title, winning the division by 10 points, and resulting in promotion back to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.

“On the club’s return to the top-flight, Leeds finished ninth, securing the highest points tally by a newly promoted side in the Premier League since the 2000/01 campaign.

“However, this season has proved to be difficult and the team has recorded just five Premier League wins.”

Bielsa’s contract at Leeds was already due to expire at the end of the current campaign.

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  • pompei 2 years ago

    Sorry that EL LOCO has to exit the stage like this.
    Marcelo Bielsa brought great joy to Leeds fans with his expansive attacking football, goals, and memorable results. Got them promoted back to the premier league.
    However, injuries to many key players left him without his main striker Patrick Bamford and gave him no choice but to play matches with a make shift midfield and defense.
    As a result, Leeds have gone from a mid-table team to a team flirting with relegation. 5 defeats in the last 6 matches, the last 2 being particularly humiliating. A 6-nil thumping by Liverpool, and a 4-nil smack down at home courtesy of Tottenham, and the Leeds board have finally had enough.
    Adios, EL LOCO!
    Viajes Seguros!

  • Its a pity that Bielsa ended this way of cruel results in Leeds United.

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