By Craig Scott

12th Nov, 2021 | 3:40pm

Leeds United squad to stand by Marcelo Bielsa despite sack suggestions - Phil Hay

Phil Hay doesn’t feel anything suggests Leeds United will part ways with Marcelo Bielsa any time soon.

Leeds haven’t had the best of starts to the Premier League season but we have seen an improvement in recent weeks.

Still, that hasn’t stopped the likes of Stan Collymore and Jeff Stelling suggesting Bielsa could be sacked by the Whites as other struggling Premier League teams ring the changes to their coaching staff.

Despite the speculation and anti-Leeds vitriol, Hay claims that Leeds are standing by their manager and there’s no indication that the players will form a mutiny.

“If there are teams elsewhere who are, little by little, abandoning their managers mentally or physically or whatever else, I just don’t think we’re seeing that at Leeds at all,” said Hay on the latest episode of The Phil Hay Show podcast.

“I think they are still with him and as is always the case with Bielsa, when it clicks, the players love it because they know how well they’re playing and they know how well it’s going.

“I think they will absolutely be the last bunch to hound him out or see him gone.

“I just don’t think anybody at Elland Road wants to see that happen.”

Absolutely no way

There’ll be a statue built of Bielsa at Elland Road one day – so sacking him is something that’s completely out of the question.

Even if Leeds are seriously under the threat of being relegated this season, who would you trust to be able to get them out of it?

We will always back Bielsa turn things around at Elland Road, no matter how bad they get and we’ve seen that this season already.

Leeds had a really poor start to the campaign and while we’ve still only won against Norwich and Watford in the league, there have been massive improvements.

Bielsa’s men put in superb displays against Wolves and Leicester, who are two teams with big aspirations and recent history of finishing well in the Premier League.

If we can shine against them then we can beat the teams who are in and around the relegation dogfight and even get victories against clubs who will finish higher up the table.

Collymore is talking out of his backside and Stelling is clearly just trying to create some drama on Twitter by saying he’s only half-joking about Bielsa potentially facing the sack.

He’s going nowhere.

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