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.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 25, 2020
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.
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:
Haha what a clown. He took a team in the championship who came 15th to champions in two years with almost the same players. Now he’s out coaching teams that have spent more on one player than he has on his team. He should be number one! In relative terms he’s the best manager
— Thomas Hallam (@tompahal) November 25, 2020
This guy is obsessed 😂😂😂
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) November 25, 2020
Anyone who thinks Bielsa was nominated because he only got @lufc promoted is clueless to the great mans approach to the game. It’s still great viewing on here though. 👍 keep it going haters. 👍💛🤍💙
— John R (@john606sc) November 25, 2020
@TheSquareBall Gabby is crying again
— Ⓛⓐⓦⓡⓘⓔ Ⓛⓔⓔ (@lawrielee) November 25, 2020
Considering how often he talks about Leeds then subsequently brings out the fishing emoji in the laziest fashion possible, I get the impression this isn’t the place for any form of sensible discussion. He’s on Talksport for crying out loud.
— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) November 25, 2020
We all know Gobby has an agenda against Leeds and Bielsa but unless your Leeds you will never understand the impact he has had on the club and City as a whole
— Roger D. 💙🏆💛🏆🤍 (@RogerDixon3) November 25, 2020
“On strings”, “obsessed”, “triggered”, “rent free”, “ 🎣 “.
Heard it all before Gabby.Although, I do get it, you have to make a few quid and you do gotta start at the bottom aka:the radio equivalent of The S*n and what better way to try stay relevant than have a pop at Leeds 🙄
— David Ennis💙💛 (@Davey_Ennis_1) November 25, 2020
He’s so rattled by Bielsa and Leeds it’s laughable!! 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/xkCWTILvkP
— Lee J.C.V.D Alder (@Lee6378) November 25, 2020
More click bait – just time to ignore and see where his attention has to go when he gets no bites
— Chris Cole 💙💛🏆 (@MrColeyMoley) November 25, 2020
This guy is employed to wind Leeds fans up so we phone in and interact with the Station. It works too, he gets me fuming every week!
— ryan (@ryanjshaws) November 25, 2020
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has shared what Bielsa told Victor Orta when Raphinha was suggested as a signing.