The Guardian and Sky Sports’ pundit George Elek has claimed that any critics of Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa need to take a step back.

Elek claimed that the Whites are only in the position they are in due to the South American and that anyone questioning him are completely wrong.

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It was suggested after recent claims for Sam Allardyce to take over at Leeds, that the recent slump is no fault of Bielsa at Elland Road.

“I think that anyone who is thinking that Bielsa is the problem here is just completely missing the point,” he said on the Football Weekly Extra podcast.

“I mean he is the reason why they’re there. He is the reason why that coming second in mid-February or early-February is a ‘bad thing’ for the club.

“Anyone who is questioning his merits to be at the hot-seat at that club needs to have a re-think.”

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Leeds fans would surely not want Bielsa to leave the club now or ever if it is avoidable, and just because of a recent slump that must not change.

The Whites were back to their best at Brentford on Tuesday and if it wasn’t for a disastrous error from Kiko Casilla, they would have left the capital with all three points. Simple mistakes have cost Leeds way too much this season. If they disappeared, the Whites would be miles ahead at the top of the Championship.

Leeds are still sat in second in the league. Bielsa’s men have a favourable run-in compared to the other top-six clubs, and it is still very much in their hands so Elek is certainly spot on with his verdict on the current predicament at Elland Road.

In other Leeds United news, Tony Pulis has delivered his verdict on the promotion race after Whites face ‘sticky patch’

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