Tony Dorigo discusses Bielsa's future at Leeds United
Tony Dorigo doesn’t believe that Marcelo Bielsa will leave Leeds United any time soon.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, the former Whites man believes that even though Leeds haven’t hit the heights of last season yet, there is no chance that Bielsa will leave in the near future.
In recent weeks, there has been a spate of managerial changes in the Premier League, but Dorigo can’t see Leeds following the herd.
The BT Sport pundit also believes that when Bielsa does leave, there will be a huge adjustment for the players, more so than other coaches.
“It’s no big surprise that Bielsa is getting ‘unconditional support’ from Andrea Radrizzani; it’s certainly warranted and merited,” said Dorigo.
“Other clubs have pulled the trigger, and let’s see how that pans out, but sticking with Bielsa is exactly right for the club.
“The way Marcelo Bielsa coaches the team and the players means that whenever the change comes, however many years that might be down the line, it’s going to be a big one for the players. To get someone like Bielsa will be extremely difficult, so the changeover, whichever way you look at it, might not have instant effects anyway.”
Big claim from Dorigo.
The truth is that Bielsa has done so much for Leeds in the time he has been at the club that we can’t see the Whites ever sacking him.
Even if the unthinkable were to happen and Leeds were to be relegated this season, we can’t see Andrea Radrizzani pulling the trigger.
Bielsa might decide to leave, but we doubt he would ever be sacked just because of what he has done.
Other clubs have decided that enough is enough, but Leeds have full confidence in Bielsa, and if they can play as they did on Sunday, they will be absolutely fine this season.
You have to remember the Whites have had a lot of injuries this season so far, and though the start hasn’t been amazing, they should get back to their best soon.
Dorigo is arguably spot on with this claim, and there is no reason for the Whites to make a change.
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