Marcelo Bielsa ‘leaves Leeds by mutual consent’ as deal for replacement close to completion
Mounting reports across the English media late on Saturday evening suggest that Marcelo Bielsa’s time as Leeds United boss has all but come to an end.
News of beloved Argentine Bielsa’s imminent departure of course comes on the back of another alarming defeat for Leeds earlier today.
After allowing a whopping 13 goals across a trio of successive losses at the hands of Everton, Manchester United and Liverpool, the Whites welcomed Antonio Conte’s struggling Tottenham to Elland Road, eyeing a bounce-back result.
When all was said and done, however, the woes of the day’s hosts only deepened, as Spurs ran riot en route to an eventual 4-0 triumph.
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Mounting pressure, in turn, was tipped as being on the shoulders of Marcelo Bielsa, as Leeds continue to slip ever closer to the Premier League’s relegation zone.
And, as alluded to above, if the latest word doing the rounds in the media late on Saturday is anything to go by, then it appears as though the patience of those in a position of power at Elland Road has, once and for all, run out.
As per talkSPORT and more, Bielsa and Leeds have opted to part ways by mutual consent with immediate effect:
: Marcelo Bielsa has left Leeds United by mutual consent.
– talkSPORT sources understand
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 26, 2022
Turning attentions towards the road ahead in west Yorkshire, it is also understood that Bielsa’s replacement on the bench at Leeds has already been decided upon.
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Victor Orta and co. have identified former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch as the man to lead the club forward into a new era, beginning with staving off a damaging return to the Championship come the season’s end:
Marcelo Bielsa’s set to leave Leeds after poor performances this season. Lawyers now discussing his exit. Former Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch close to be appointed as new head coach. ⚪️ #LUFC
Talks still ongoing between Leeds board and Marsch – first called by @David_Ornstein. pic.twitter.com/5YArtvQxbU
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 26, 2022
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