By Mark Smith

20th Dec, 2021 | 12:50pm

Jim White rages in Leeds United rant, Simon Jordan shuts him down on talkSPORT

Jim White has questioned if Leeds United fans are still convinced by Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League.

The Whites fell to yet another heavy defeat against Arsenal on Saturday (17th December) as the injury crisis continues.

Simon Jordan hit back at the Bielsa claim, insisting that Leeds fans are 100% behind the main man at Elland Road otherwise noises coming out would be much different.

Speaking live on TalkSPORT this morning (20th December), White launched the ridiculous rant much to our shock.

“With respect to Bielsa, it’s not good enough,” he said.

“The Leeds fans are wonderful, we saw them at the Etihad singing right to the very end. We saw them against Arsenal when they were on the wrong end of a doing, twirling their flags and singing like crazy.

“I’m not so sure they’re still as convinced by Bielsa.”

Simon Jordan hit back at that last claim and insisted that Bielsa actually deserves to be admired for his bravery.

“I’m sure, of course, they are,” he responded.

“Otherwise you would be hearing a very different noise coming from that fan base. There is something to be admired, we’re taking it as a negative because he’s got two doings.”

Embarrassing.

This is shocking from White, and given his place at the top of the media food chain, we expected much better.

No one in their right mind who supports Leeds have been asking for Bielsa to be shown the exit door, and those who have, clearly have short memories.

El Loco is the only reason we are in the position we are in at this moment in time, back in the Premier League.

No other manager would be able to do much better with the players available in West Yorkshire at this moment in time, so there has to be patience.

Jordan clearly gets that, and he was spot on with his verdict – have faith, the Whites will be fine and safe come this time in May.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action