By Joe Ellis

2nd Mar, 2022 | 8:40pm

Pundit reveals Marcelo Bielsa's crazy Leeds United tactical dream

Marcelo Bielsa was sacked as Leeds United manager on Sunday (27 February) after conceding 20 goals in five games throughout the month.

He has been replaced at Elland Road by former RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig head coach Jesse Marsch who will taste his first Premier League game away at Leicester City on Saturday.

Bielsa though was far from done with his project with the Whites and even had a crazy idea for a revolutionary new tactic in football.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper turned Canal+ pundit Christophe Lollichon revealed to RMC Sport all about the Argentine’s dream plan.

“He ended up saying something to me at the end. He said to me: ‘Christophe, do you know my dream?’ defence with three of which the goalkeeper would be the low point,” Lollichon said.

“But for that, it would take me two to three years of work and I would never have time with Leeds.”

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Beyond ridiculous

Maybe it really was time for him to step back if he wanted to play a goalkeeper as an outfielder.

His tactics were certainly positive during his time at Elland Road and he stuck by them throughout despite the bucketload of goals being shipped towards the end of his tenure.

But if he thought he could get Illan Meslier playing as a defender, he would have been in for quite the shock.

Perhaps old age is getting to the Argentine because anyone who would dare suggest such a thing has surely lost their marbles?

He enjoyed a wonderful time in Yorkshire and it will never be forgotten by the Leeds United fanbase but his time had most certainly come and now they have to move on and back Marsch with everything they have.

In other Leeds United news, this journalist has suggested that there could be two major exits from Elland Road this summer.