Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa after having won over the entire city after achieving promotion has earned some extra points by celebrating with a disabled Leeds fan outside the Pride Park stadium.
The Championship win and the elusive promotion were more than enough reasons to celebrate but the fans had to curb their instinct due to the pandemic. A small section of fans, however, made it outside Bielsa’s residence to express their pleasure. The 64-year-old manager ensured to greet each member of the group.
The club ultimately finished their triumphant season with a fitting 3-1 win over Derby County which prompted celebrations outside the stadium in small gatherings. One such member celebrating was a disabled fan who was waiting for Bielsa.
Bielsa, having noticed this, stepped out of his car to celebrate alongside the disabled fan and gladly stood for photos as fans around them dwelled in the moment. The clip, which has subsequently gone viral can be viewed right below:
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Bielsa’s influence on Leeds
Marcelo Bielsa might be the most important man in Leeds right now. The city has showered all their love on him after he masterminded an exit from a 16-year-old exile from the Premier League. “In Bielsa we trust” and “Bielsa is god” are some of the banners that unfurled in the Leeds wind after they attained promotion.
The city has already named a street in his honor and expectations are high as Bielsa takes his lads into the big leagues now. The manager thanked the supporters for their love along with the players.
All eyes would be on the Argentinian as he graces the Premier League for the very first time. Pep Guardiola has already declared his admiration for the mastermind by stating:
“It’s my personal opinion that for English football it will be incredible for him to be in the Premier League next season, to learn from him and his teams, the way he plays.”
“There are no doubts about the quality of this manager, Marcelo Bielsa and his knowledge, through the comments of the players that were with him.”
The Argentinian’s appointment last season saw a wide array of controversies and heartbreak after the club were involved in the infamous “Spygate” and narrowly missed out on the play-off final after a grueling tie against Derby County.