Phil Hay shares what he knows amid speculation of Marcelo Bielsa exit at Leeds United
Leeds United have not yet commented on Marcelo Bielsa’s position at the club amid huge speculation he’s left Elland Road, according to Phil Hay.
On Saturday night, talkSPORT reported that Bielsa, 66, has left Leeds by mutual consent after their 4-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham at Elland Road.
The Athletic journalist Hay was asked on Twitter who told him Bielsa was getting sacked.
In response, he said: “No, the club have said nothing on this yet.”
While Hay hasn’t been told anything just yet, there are other sources who are saying that Bielsa has taken charge of his final game at Leeds.
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Earlier on Saturday, Hay reported on The Athletic website that Bielsa was on the brink of being sacked and replaced by American manager Jesse Marsch.
It was reported at the time that a final discussion was yet to be held but Bielsa’s exit was “increasingly likely”.
That’s as far as Hay reported but the journalist did imply that the Argentine had reached the end of the road in a tweet later on Saturday.
“The Bielsa years will go down as a magic, exceptional era at Leeds despite the struggles this season. The strongest connection between a club and a fanbase you’ll ever see,” said The Athletic reporter.
“Football being what it is, nothing’s immune from results. But it was the ride you didn’t want to get off.”
Now, that definitely does seem as though Bielsa has gone or is on the verge of going.
Hay may be reacting to the talkSPORT report or heavily assuming that within the coming hours or days, Bielsa will be gone.
It’s a sad, sad time to be a Leeds fan because we expected so much better from Bielsa.
However, his stubbornness has cost him and he simply should’ve signed more players in the January transfer window.
In other Leeds United news, Gabby Agbonlahor was in a fierce debate with a Leeds fan on talkSPORT over Bielsa this week.