Marcelo Bielsa resigns as Leeds coach after Tottenham defeat

Bielsa's side conceded a worrying 17 goals, scoring just two in their last four matches which included defeats to Everton, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United manager, Marcelo Bielsa, has resigned from his position as the head coach of the Yorkshire club on Saturday.

The 66-year-old Argentine's resignation comes hours after his side was pummeled 4-0 in front of their home fans by Antonio Conte's Tottenham side.

Leeds endured a poor run of form, losing four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2003/February 2004 under Eddie Gray (a run of six straight defeats).

Despite losing five of their last six matches, including a draw, Bielsa's side conceded a worrying 17 goals, scoring just two in their last four matches which included defeats to Everton, Manchester United and Liverpool.

Following today's defeat to Spurs, Bielsa took a bow, marking an end to his four-year reign at Elland Road after getting them promoted from the Championship in 2020.

Leeds lie 16th on the log with 23points, just two points away from the drop zone having gained just one point from a possible 18 in their last six matches.

However, local media report suggest that the Yorkshire side are looking to bring in former RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch as Bielsa's replacement.

Respected Italian Sports Journalist, Fabrizio Romano, also reported that the 48-year-old American coach Marsch is close to being appointed as Bielsa's replacement.

"Marcelo Bielsa’s set to leave Leeds after poor performances this season. Lawyers now discussing his exit. Former Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch is close to being appointed as the new head coach. ⚪🚨 #LUFC ... Talks still ongoing between Leeds board and Marsch," Romano tweeted.

Before Leipzig, March has also coached Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls and RB Salzburg.

Leeds will face struggling Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday before they face Aston Villa, Norwich, Wolves, Southampton and Watford as they battle to avoid relegation.

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