Man City and Tottenham managers joined forces to deliver glowing tributes to Marcelo Bielsa following his departure from Leeds United on Sunday.
A little about the topic
Bielsa left Elland Road after four consecutive hard losses in the PL, the latest of which came on Saturday at the hands of Antonio’s spurs. However, Antonio Conte is sad to see the Argentine retire from English football, while Pep Guardiola also had warm words for the manager he has admired for years.
What did Conte say about Marcelo Bielsa?
Antonio Conte told reporters on Monday that to be honest, he is very disappointed because they are talking about an important manager and they are talking about a man who is a master for many managers, for many coaches in the past and in the present.
Conte thinks yesterday when he was reading the news, the news hurt him. they talk not only about a manager with a great idea and vision of football and have taught other people a lot, especially people in this job, but at the same time Antonio has a lot of respect for him as a person.
According to Antonio Conte, in every situation Marcelo Bielsa showed great integrity and honestly in football you can not always find this type of person. Antonio is really disappointed for this, but on the other hand, he understands that the club has to make a decision and Antonio knows the owner and chairman very well. Leeds owner Radrizzani is a friend of his and it was nice to read the words he used yesterday about Bielsa. He talked about the mentality he brought to the club because he was there for three and a half years.
After the first season when they lost promotion in the semi-final they had a promotion and then a fantastic season and also this season they were out of the relegation zone but Conte understands that the club must try to turn the situation around and be the first person they can change this moment, is the coach. But surely Andrea Radrizzani knows the value of Bielsa and what he has done for this club in these three and a half years.
Pep wishes Bielsa all the best
Speaking ahead of Man City’s FA Cup clash with Peterborough on Tuesday, Guardiola added his voice to the growing number of tributes that have been pouring in for the eccentric native Rosario, from both Leeds and football in general. Pep Guardiola told reporters that his legacy is in the city of Leeds and the club and he is quite confident with the players. According to Guardiola unfortunately as managers they are subject to results and lately they have not been good. But in four seasons he has been spectacular to watch and Pep wishes him well.