Marcelo Bielsa return to Leeds United suggested by Jeff Stelling, BBC pundit reacts
We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United…
Paul Robinson doesn’t agree that Marcelo Bielsa would be interested in a return to Leeds United if Jesse Marsch ends up getting sacked.
Marsch and his men were booed off the field on Sunday as they lost 3-2 at home against Fulham and dropped into the Premier League’s relegation zone.
Speaking on Sky Sports News on Tuesday night (25 October, 07:17pm), Jeff Stelling brought up Bielsa’s name when he was talking about who could replace Marsch at Elland Road.
Clinton Morrison reacted to that, saying: “He could go back because the Leeds fans love him.”
However, ex-Leeds goalkeeper Robinson disagrees.
He doesn’t believe it would be a good move for Leeds to go back to someone they’ve sacked and instead wants someone who’s proven at keeping teams in the Premier League.
“I think that ship has sailed,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“Bielsa took them to where they are and I think he got the very best out of the bunch of players he had.
“No disrespect to anybody but he took them up from the Championship and kept the nucleus of the squad together and got the best out of them.
“If the club want to move forward, you don’t go back.
“His legacy will be there forever for taking Leeds back to where they long. Going back to him would be a mistake and the number one remit for that club is that the decision doesn’t have to be made for the long term.
“You don’t want a manager who’s untried and untested. You don’t want a manager who’s got really good potential who could work with the team going forward.
“You need someone to come in who’s going to get results straight away to man-manage that team.
“They’re obviously working on a tight budget, there’s not going to be an influx of money in January so they need someone who can get the best out of these players and keep them in the Premier League.”
In other Leeds United news, Jeff Stelling claims this world-class manager would want to be the next Whites manager if Marsch is sacked.