Marsch can now sign Leeds target for £12M after Bielsa made four bids

To criticize Marcelo Bielsa in public may make any Leeds United fan feel like they’ve done an offence punishable by death at Elland Road.

Just imagine the Pope approaching God and informing him that his long white beard makes him appear like a member of the ZZ-Top tribute band.

The dismissal of Leeds’ most renowned manager since Don Revie is logical from owner Andrea Radrizzani’s perspective if you set emotions aside for a moment.

Four straight losses is a bad streak. In only the month of February, they gave up a Premier League-high 20 goals. Sleepwalking into relegation, here was a team sliding into a deep slumber as they drove an 18-wheeler through the mountains of Bolivia.

Jesse Marsch’s choice as Bielsa’s replacement is an attempt to change things up.. Desperately trying one more time for a team that has fallen far short of their spectacular form from the years 2021/22 while having an injury situation that even the best-stocked Premier League teams have trouble dealing with.

Of course, Bielsa isn’t to blame for everything that went wrong at the club. In spite of the fact that even this modest man would likely say that the decline of Leeds is solely his fault.

But the reality is that only Raphinha can be regarded an indisputable success for Leeds since promotion in 2020 when they signed six first-team players.

Leeds only added Dan James and Junior Firpo to its roster last summer. As a result, the team’s core remains mostly unchanged from the one Paul Heckingbottom inherited four years ago.

It’s possible that things have become stale due to the lack of changes in the first-team lineup.

Sir Alex Ferguson is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers in the history of the game because of his relentless desire to improve Manchester United. Leeds are now under pressure to find upgrades for declining players after a confidence-sapping season, rather than improving their team while on the upswing.

Marsch can now sign Leeds target for £12M, after Bielsa made four bids
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Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa had his eye on Lewis O’Brien as he prepared for the club’s second season back in the Premier League. Leeds spent the entire summer pursuing Huddersfield, but the club turned down four offers, the largest of which was £13 million.

O’Brien is to be commended for not raising a ruckus. Planet Sport, on the other hand, claims that the new contract signed in September contains a £12 million release clause. If Leeds make another approach for the midfielder, Huddersfield will have no say in the matter.

Adding O’Brien isn’t the most high-profile move that Leeds could make. However, if Marsch is to be successful, he must return Leeds to its fundamentals. Reverting to their pre-enigmatic leader’s methods. It’s time to get back to the days of hard work, high energy, and heavy lifting.

O’Brien was a perfect fit for Bielsa’s Leeds team, and so should Marsch. When asked why Marsch was given the reins, Orta stated that Bielsa’s “philosophy” was the driving force behind the appointment of Marsch.