By Beck Pascal

26th Mar, 2022 | 6:30am

Rodrigo shares the mood at Leeds United after Marcelo Bielsa exit

Leeds United forward Rodrigo has lifted the lid on the mood around the club following the departure of club legend Marcelo Bielsa. 

The Argentine was sacked and replaced with American coach Jesse Marsch following a terrible run of form in the Premier League that left the Whites dangerously close to the relegation zone. 

Rodrigo urged his teammates to remain positive and learn from the former RB Leipzig boss to turn things around at Elland Road.

“In football when these kinds of things happen it’s not a good moment,” Rodrigo exclusively told Yorkshire Evening Post.

“No one is happy because the club needs to change or decides to change the manager. Marcelo gave great moments for the club, I think everyone appreciated and recognised that he was very important for the last few seasons here but it’s part of football. 

“It’s part of our job, these kinds of things happen, I’ve already had to manage these situations in my career a lot of times in Spain and Portugal. We just need to look forward, keep positive, try to help like we have with the new manager, try to absorb his new mentality, way of play, style and methodology.”

New era

Leeds United, especially the fans, are still mourning the departure of Bielsa. What he did for the club will never ever be forgotten and rightly so, he will always be remembered as a legend. 

It is difficult to say whether the Whites would have been safe or not under the Argentine because the performances were going from bad to worse in his final few games with several embarrassing batterings.

Marsch has come in and changed things up slightly and in terms of the table, Leeds look much better off for it.

They are now looking up the table looking to leapfrog Brentford rather than down towards the drop zone. 

There is still a long way to go and their safety is far from guaranteed which leaves the American coach with a lot of work still to do to completely win over the fans.

Marsch has a couple of huge months ahead of him and he desperately needs to get it right which he looks to be doing, so far.

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