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Leeds United: Fans react to painting of Marcelo Bielsa that has emerged

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Leeds United fans have been reacting to an image of Marcelo Bielsa and a couple of other club legends that has recently emerged.

It’s fair to say that the Argentinian boss will go down in Leeds United folklore for what he has done for the club, leading them back to the Premier League after a 16-year exile whilst also playing a style of football that has certainly captured the attention of plenty of people within English football, even if it is sometimes negative.

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All of this has generated a special relationship between Bielsa and the fans, with fans coming up with new ways of showing their appreciation for him.

One such example is a mural that has appeared on the side of the Yorkshire Rose pub in Guiseley, that depicts him alongside a couple of other legendary Leeds United managers of the past: Howard Wilkinson, who won the First Division title with the club in 1992, and Don Revie, who guided them through their glory years in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

An image of the mural was posted online by @gail_yak and further relayed by @El_Loco_Jo for fans to react to, and it certainly generated a lot of buzz from Leeds United fans online when they saw it:

“That is quality. A piece of beauty. 3 iconic managers who have presided over a change in fortunes for our unique club. Took us from from despair to glory. ALAW MOT”

“Absolutely amazing .”
“That could be the best of the lot”
“Woah! That looks fantastic!”
“Yo this looks mint”
“Stunning!”

Will Bielsa stay at Leeds beyond the end of the season?

Yes

Yes

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No

To keep the association with pubs going, you do wonder if anywhere in Leeds is going to go down the route that one in Burnley did with Sean Dyche and actually rename their establishment after the head coach at some point in the future.

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