Supporters of Leeds United have recently reacted to a Twitter post from Graham Smyth regarding the Whites’ manager Marcelo Bielsa.
This week, it was revealed that Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp had won the FIFA award for being the best men’s coach during 2020 (per Sky Sports).
On Thursday, a tweet from Smyth revealed which order the top three nominees had finished, which included Leeds’ Argentine boss.
Bayern Munich’s Hans-Dieter Flick finished in second and Bielsa managed to come third in the running for the award which was decided by head coaches and captains of national teams, fans and media representatives.
After this was relayed on social media, lots of Leeds fans flocked to it to air their thoughts.
So, what did these Leeds fans have to say about Graham Smyth’s tweet on Marcelo Bielsa?
The FIFA award was voted on by the head coaches and captains of national teams, fans and media representatives. Bielsa third. pic.twitter.com/QyFLHpl0t4
— Graham Smyth (@GrahamSmyth) December 17, 2020
Bielsa will always be our number one. All the clueless people even sports pros didn’t have a clue at what he’s done in terms of turning players round and our whole club. Overwhelming achievement. How do I write to MB to tell him he is the real winner?!
— Kayray ? (@KatieLUFC) December 18, 2020
We all know he’s the best and that’s all that counts. He’s now one of our own and always will be. Take the spotlight off him now so no-one can steal him away.
— John (@John90459084) December 18, 2020
Bielsa has been situated at Elland Road since the summer of 2018 and currently has until June 2021 on his current deal with the club (per Transfermarkt).
Should Marcelo Bielsa have won the award for the best men's coach during 2020?
No, I don't think so
Yes, he deserved it
If ever there was a clear indication that Fifa is still corrupt ……
— Robbie c (@robbiec1813) December 17, 2020
We was robbed
— Ricky Block (@richardblock24) December 18, 2020
— Tim Empson (@StTim) December 17, 2020
During the 2019/20 campaign, Klopp guided Liverpool to the Premier League title, the UEFA Super Cup and victory in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Second-place finisher, Flick, led Bayern to the Bundesliga title and triumphs in the DFL-Supercup, the DFB-Pokal, the Champions League as well as this season’s Super Cup.
Bielsa, meanwhile, took the Whites to the summit of the Championship and got Leeds promoted to the Premier League as champions.
— Dáithí (@David9LUFC) December 18, 2020
BIELSA WON BY A LOT.
— Will Quantrill (@waquantrilluk) December 18, 2020
As can be seen in these responses from Leeds fans, many of them were not happy that Bielsa did not finish higher than third in the ranking of the best men’s coaches during 2020.