Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds fans pen emotional thank you message in Argentinian newspaper

16 April 2022 01:55

A group of Leeds fans have taken over the front page of an Argentinian newspaper to pen a letter of thanks to former boss Marcelo Bielsa.

Bielsa was replaced by Jesse Marsch in February after a miserable run of form had Leeds fearing for their Premier League safety - a miserable end to a four-year reign which will live long in the memories of most supporters.

Leeds' fortunes have improved in recent weeks, with Marsch edging them away from the relegation zone, but supporters have not forgotten about Bielsa and chose to publish an emotional letter to the former boss in La Capital, a newspaper in Bielsa's hometown of Rosario.

Under an enormous title of 'Thank You Marcelo' is a message put together by a group of unnamed supporters who wanted to show their thanks to Bielsa for his hard work at Elland Road.

"In August 2018, we stood in the sun mesmerised by football we didn't know was possible," the letter began. "And we felt something again.

"You reminded us that football can be beautiful and that a team can be greater than the sum of its parts. Side before self.

"And you gave us so much more than football. You took us through a pandemic and brought us together while we were all apart. You showed us that integrity and decency matter, in good times and bad.

"You embraced our fears and turned out despair into hope and our footballers into heroes. You improved us all.

"You restored our pride, gave us joy and created precious memories that will last a lifetime. It was beautiful, Marcelo. And it will always be so very beautiful. Thank you."

Source: 90min