By David Woods

11th Mar, 2021 | 12:35pm

Chris Kamara shares class email he received from Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa has thrilled Leeds United fans – and neutrals across the Premier League this season – on the pitch.

But he’s so much more than that to the club and the city.

He’s always gone out of his way to interact with Leeds fans, who regularly see him walking to and from Thorp Arch.

After a game against Derby at Pride Park, Bielsa grew in our hearts when he stopped to greet a disabled Leeds fan.

The latest proof of his class has come from top footy pundit Chris Kamara.

He said that he got an email from Marcelo Bielsa today in support of Marie Curie UK.

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Part of it read, “The accompaniment of people suffering from terminal illnesses is fundamental and it is a task that requires extraordinary strength and an infinite love of neighbour.”

Kamara added a clapping emoji and Leeds fans piled on to his replies to say how much they love their manager.

Bielsa is a legend

Every story we hear about Bielsa makes us love him that little bit more.

When he arrived he made the headlines for making the Leeds players pick up litter in the car park.

We loved the idea that he wanted to make the Leeds player humble and feel what it’s like t be a football fan.

And we love the fact that he lives within the community in a small flat in Wetherby, walking to Thorp Arch and leading the team to the train station for games carrying a plastic bag.

He’s a true one of a kind, a manager with integrity, real respect for the game and for fans, and a true footballing brain.

When he ordered his team to let Aston Villa score in that game in the Championship back in April 2019, the world saw what he was like.

And he hurt deeply after the Spygate scandal when he really thought he’d done nothing wrong. So much so, he paid the club fine himself.

We need to appreciate him while he’s here – on and off the pitch he’s taking Leeds to new heights.

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