Football NewsAndrea Radrizzani says he never thought of firing Marcelo Bielsa
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Marcelo Bielsa was sacked in February after four years with the whites.


What did Andrea say about Marcelo Bielsa?

Italian businessman and Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani has admitted he had no intention of sacking former head coach Marcelo Bielsa. But Andrea claimed that his hand was forced after a terrible form sweep in the PL in the middle of last season. The Argentinian, who sent Leeds back to the top flight and earned the admiration of club fans, was replaced by American coach Jesse Marsch, who almost led Leeds United away from relegation.

Andrea Radrizzani said he never thought of firing Bielsa. Radrizzani never thought this moment could happen. Marcelo Bielsa was a legend and he is a legend of what he has achieved. According to the Italian, he felt that something was broken, and that’s when they have a turning point, but it was too early to make a decision. The dismissal of Marcelo’s caused an inevitable backlash from white support sections, but Andrea expected it.

Radrizzani added that he expected the reaction, but he needed to think about the club. Andrea Radrizzani says that he saw that the players, emotionally and physically, were really at the end. According to Andrea, they needed to change, they needed something to influence the band. It was risky in both directions. It was not easy to decide whether to die with him or die with someone else.


A little about the topic

Andrea also revealed his plans to name the Leeds training ground after Bielsa. Andrea contacted the former boss of Chile and Marseille to get his reaction to the idea. The Italian wrote that he also had an idea that he shared with him that one day he would love to build a football university with his name on it. White starts his PL campaign on Saturday with the visit of the wolves to Elland Road.