May 22, 2024

Bielsa had faced criticism following defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool, in which the Whites had lost ten goals. And the West Yorkshire club failed to recover on Saturday, losing 4-0 at home to Antonio Conte’s Tottenham.

Leeds have confirmed the departure of 66-year-old Bielsa, who has been in command since July 2018.

Bielsa was pivotal to Leeds’ Premier League return, guiding them to the Championship title during his second season at the helm.

But his team have been badly affected by injuries this campaign and are now terribly low on confidence. They have not won since mid-January and are just two points off the relegation zone.

Club chairman Andrea Radrizzani revealed just how hard it had been to move on from the fan favourite.

“This has been the toughest decision I have had to make during my tenure at Leeds United, taking into account all the success Marcelo has had at the club,” Radrizzani said.

“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 us all. The moments created, particularly in the 2019/20 season and winning promotion to the Premier League, will of course live long in all our memories, myself and the fans included.

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