Marcelo Pilsa has been sacked from Leeds United, revealing his possible successor
English football club Leeds United announced this Sunday that Argentina’s Marcelo Pilsa will no longer be their coach after the team’s poor results in a 4-0 defeat at home to Tottenham on Saturday.
“The Leeds United Club could announce today that it is stepping down from its head coach Marcelo Pizza,” the club wrote of its coach, who has been in office since 2018, with whom he was promoted to the English first division in 2020. Sixteen years outside the elite.
With one point and 21 goals conceded in the last six games, Leeds are 16th in the Premier League with 23 points and two points behind.
He has played in 26 league games, two more than Everton and Burnley.
“Given all the success I have had at Leeds United, this has been the most difficult decision I have ever made since I took charge of Leeds United,” President Andrea Rodrானzani said in the statement.
Bielsa, an internationally renowned manager, known for his amazing play and strong personality, was surprised to join Leeds in the second division in 2018.
The 66-year-old coach said Leeds United had “changed the fate of the club” and could not be promoted to the Premier League after failing in the playoffs in the first season of the ‘logo’ pizza.
On the second attempt, Leeds largely dominated the championship (English 2nd Division), finishing second with 10 points and returning to the elite sixteen years later.
In Pizza’s first season in the 2020-2021 Premier League, Leeds finished ninth with the best total points in the first division after the 2000-2001 season.
But this year, injuries to Calvin Phillips and striker Patrick Bamford have slowed Leeds’ lead in their Champions League with poor defense, conceding 60 goals in 26 games.
Winner in Leeds
According to Fabricio Romano, the 48-year-old American coach, Jesse Marsh, is the most desirable to take charge. His last team was RB Leipzig from the Bundesliga.
Marsh has also coached the Montreal Impact and the New York Red Bulls at MLS.