Leeds United fans have been responding angrily over comments made by former Premier League boss Tim Sherwood.
However, their record this season hasn’t left Sherwood all that impressed. Speaking on Optus Sport’s Matchday Extra (via @leeds_utd_news), the former Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa manager claimed that their success this term has been all down to the efforts of Marcelo Bielsa getting the best out of the players at his disposal.
“Should they have been relegated? With the squad they have they should, but not in the way they approach it. What’s their edge? Bielsa demands they are the fittest, they run the furthest – he’s a breath of fresh air; I love this guy.”
So a compliment when it comes to Bielsa, but pretty much a slap in the face of the players, who Sherwood clearly doesn’t think are good enough when it comes to playing at a Premier League level. Such words didn’t go down well with the supports online when they were relayed to them by @leeds_utd_news on Twitter, with many lashing out at him for his take on their players:
“Disagree. The squad we have absolutely hammered the championship and then we added 2 internationals and what will be a world-class winger. We’d have been disappointed to be in a relegation battle.”
I think we can safely rule out the possibility of Sherwood being the prime candidate when Bielsa leaves in the future, don’t you?