Leeds United fans have been reacting to comments about Marcelo Bielsa’s future that were made by pundits Steve Sidwell and Tim Sherwood.
Having been on a remarkable journey with Leeds United in the past few years, taking them out of the Championship and to a 9th-place finish in the Premier League, things haven’t gone so well for the club in the league so far this season, as they currently sit just three points above the relegation zone and with just two wins to their name.
Speaking about the Leeds United boss on the Premier League world feed (as per MOT Leeds News), both pundits seemed to express their doubts about his capabilities when it comes to managing in the Premier League and hinted that it might be time for him to leave.
Sidwell said: “You’ve got to say it is [Bielsa’s job under threat]. Look at teams around them picking up points. Are the tactics getting old? Are there any chinks in the armour? I would say yes.”
Sherwood added: “I think that the time has come. This team has played under his philosophy since he took over. Maybe they’ve listened too much to him.”
These comments were relayed to fans on the Leeds Insider Facebook page, where it generated some interesting responses:
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Whilst Bielsa does deserve a lot of credit for getting them this far after so long out of the top flight, you can make the argument that there is no room for sentimentality, and that if things get worse for them, it might be time for them to make a change – something that would be easier for them to do considering he’s only got a few months left on his current deal.