Bielsa has been sacked as Leeds manager

Last updated : 23 May 2022 By Kevin Markey

Marcelo Bielsa has been sacked as Leeds manager and chairman Andrea Radrizzani has opened on how of difficult of a decision it was to make following their 4-0 loss to Tottenham.

Radrizzani has described the decision to sack Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa as the "toughest decision" he has had to make as chairman of the club.

United parted company with Bielsa following Saturday's 4-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur which leaves them just two points above the Premier League relegation zone.

Leeds ' latest defeat was their fourth in five games – a run which saw them concede 20 goals.

The 66-year-old was convinced that he could turn things around at Elland Road but his superiors took action by announcing his emotional departure on Sunday.

"This has been the toughest decision I have had to make during my tenure at Leeds United, taking into account all the success Marcelo has had at the club," Radrizzani admitted in a club statement which added that the club will plan a tribute.