Credit runs out Marcelo bielsa in Leeds United. Gone are the days of jubilation at the hand of the coach, who returned the traditional team to Premier league. The campaign carried out during 2020-21, in the return to the highest division of English football, remains to be remembered. Also, little by little, the illusion of fighting a qualification to international tournaments in the current course ends.
In fact, the situation of the ‘Whites’ is really worrying. Under the command of ‘Loco’ Bielsa and after 18 days played, the white team is ranked 16 with 16 points and only five ahead of the closest relegation position (Burnley with 11 and three pending matches) .
In such a context, the Leeds board has made the first decision: not to offer the strategist the opportunity to renew his contract, according to the information released by the Football Insider portal. The current deal is signed until mid-2022 and the high command always considered extending the link for another year, but things are not working out.
The cited source mentions that the owner and the sports management believe that Bielsa is no longer the right professional to continue with the project. For this reason, the other half of the campaign will be one of deep analysis to find the ideal replacement for the coach who went through Athletic Club in Spain or Marseille and Lille in France.
Although the directive will allow the one born in Rosario to continue until the middle of next year, rushing the DT’s march in January is not ruled out either. This will happen if the situation of the ‘Peacocks’ does not improve in the Premier, where they have received eleven goals in two games in the 7-0 losses against City and 1-4 against Arsenal.
Until the end of 2021, Leeds will meet Liverpool (one of the candidates to win the title) at Anfield on Sunday 26 and then host Aston Villa on Tuesday 28. The year will begin with another commitment playing at their stadium, Elland Road , against Burnley, one of the direct rivals for relegation.
For now, Bielsa admitted that, due to the recent results, he can be fired. “Do you think there is a coach who cannot be dismissed, who is immovable? Do you think I’m so vain that I don’t think they can fire me? Do you think that after suffering a 7-0 loss I can rule out instability? Of course the job of coach is not stable “he responded at a press conference.
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