Stephen Warnock has said that the biggest achievement made by Marcelo Bielsa as the Leeds United manager is being able to take Championship players to the height of playing Premier League football. Ex-Premier League defender Stephen Warnock reflected on the Marcelo Bielsa era at Leeds United while he was on BBC Match of the Day earlier this week after he was sacked by the club officially on Sunday.
BBC pundit Stephen Warnock is a big fan of Bielsa who spent three-and-a-half years as the Leeds United manager before his dismissal this week. According to him, Bielsa was able to rekindle the relationship between the players and the fans when he took the Leeds United job as he led the club to the Premier League after several years of heartbreak. Marcelo Bielsa masterminded Premier League promotion at Leeds United for the first time in almost a decade.
Leeds United fans had to wait for 17 years before Bielsa led the club to win theChampionship titleat the end of the 2019/20 season and promotion to the Premier League as a result.
Bielsa had a connection with Leeds United as highlighted by the number of years he spent at the club. The Argentine tactician has spent the most time as a manager at Leeds United since the start of his managerial career.
Leeds United made the move to sack Bielsashortly after the 4-0 loss at home to North London giants Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. Tottenham got their goals through DejanKulusevski, Matt Doherty and Harry Kane in the first half before Son Heung-Min wrapped up the big win for Spurs in the second half.
Bielsa led Leeds United to a draw and five losses from his last six league matches to leave the club two points above the relegation zone.