Leeds United fans have hit out at Gabriel Agbonlahor after the former Aston Villa striker claimed Marcelo Bielsa should not be nominated for FIFA’s manager of the year award.

Bielsa will face off against Jurgen Klopp, Zinedine Zidane, Hans-Dieter Flick and Julen Lopetegui for FIFA’s top prize after leading Leeds back to the Premier League as Championship champions.

However, Bielsa’s nomination hasn’t gone down too well in some quarters – and for some reason, it’s those associated with Aston Villa who are getting involved the most.

Villa-supporting Telegraph journalist Matt Law has shockingly claimed that Bielsa did not do a better job than Dean Smith last season while ex-Villan Agbonlahor has once again taken aim at the Leeds manager.

Speaking on talkSPORT on Wednesday morning, Agbonlahor said it’s “a bit ridiculous for him to be in that top five”.

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He added: “There are so many great managers in world football who have done a better job then Bielsa. So, I’m quite shocked.

“I think you have to give it to the Bayern Munich manager for how he’s smashed every team in the Champions League. But Bielsa… I’m lost for words.”

It’s fair enough for Agbonlahor to say he thinks Flick should win the award – he’s the Champions League-winning manager after all. But for him to take a swipe at Bielsa – again – just shows he has an agenda against the Leeds boss.

Leeds fans are simply bored of hearing the former striker’s voice now, especially when it comes to something he clearly doesn’t have a clue about.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared what Bielsa told Victor Orta when Raphinha was suggested as a signing.

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