“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,” Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani stated.
“Recent results and performances have not met our expectations.”
Leeds stated they aimed to announce the Argentine coach’s successor on Monday.
Leeds are of their second season again within the prime division, the place Bielsa led the Yorkshire group after they spent 16 years within the decrease leagues following relegation in 2004 caused by monetary mismanagement.
Leeds plan what they name a “permanent tribute” at Elland Road to the coach who led the membership for practically 4 years in his first job in English soccer.
In their two years within the Premier League, Leeds have been one of the thrilling groups to look at, scoring a number of targets and conceding much more due to Bielsa’s adventurous strategy of attacking in waves and urgent man to man everywhere in the discipline.
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It has appeared naive at instances, particularly towards the massive groups, however Bielsa has refused to eschew his long-standing philosophy that influenced the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino.
Leeds have conceded 20 targets in 5 video games in February. That’s a Premier League document for targets allowed in a single month.
“We discover ourselves in a precarious league place and I really feel now could be the appropriate time to usher in a brand new head coach, so as to have an effect within the decisive stage of the season,” Radrizzani said.
“Naturally, myself, along with everyone else at the club would like to thank Marcelo for his efforts and achievements, and we wish him the very best for the future.”
English football will lose a charismatic manager who famously — and often entertainingly — continued to speak through a translator and who was the subject of a controversial episode that saw Bielsa admit to sending an intern from Leeds, then playing in the second-tier championship, to watch an opponent’s training session before a game.
Leeds were fined $370,000, which Bielsa paid out of his own pocket.
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