OFFICIAL: Leeds United Part Ways with Marcelo Bielsa
Leeds United have parted ways with Marcelo Bielsa after three and a half years of being the club's head coach.
The news was confirmed on the official website of Leeds on Sunday, February 27th, 2022. According to the statement from the club, it was a tough decision that was taken to sack the Argentine.
The club's chairman, Andrea Radrizzani, confirmed that Bielsa was sacked because of the recent poor run of form. He also said the memories that Bielsa had with the club will forever be with it them.
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.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.However, 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.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.
Leeds United have been on a series of bad results in recent weeks conceding 60 goals so far this season and 20 in February.