Leeds United fans celebrate with tribute flag to Leeds United Manager Marcelo Bielsa on a Argentina flag "Bielsa is God " outside Elland Road after Huddersfield Town beat West Bromwich Albion to seal their promotion to the Premier League. 17 July 2020

‘So lucky for four glorious years’: 23 Leeds fans on what Bielsa achieved

Leeds United have parted ways with Marcelo Bielsa and the mood within the fanbase can be summed up in two words: absolutely gutted.

The legendary Argentinian manager’s four-year reign has come to a sad end, with the board deciding to look to another coach for their relegation battle run-in.

He was sacked after Leeds’ 4-0 defeat at home to Tottenham yesterday, a result that’s a continuation of their recent defensive struggles: in February they conceded a record number of goals for a Premier League side in a single month and have picked up just one point from the last six available.

In spite of that form, the reaction on social media has been united behind the 66-year-old manager, who will no doubt remain a beloved figure at the club. There is some anger at the board for taking the decision, while many have questioned their lack of investment this season – particularly in the January transfer window.

Posts on Twitter have expressed little but love and gratitude towards Bielsa, for his character and decency as much for the unforgettably exciting style of football he instilled at Elland Road and the long-awaited promotion he led them to in 2020.

We’ve taken a look through and picked out 23 responses to summarise what he means to the fanbase. It’s evident that he’ll always be remembered as a Leeds United legend.

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