Reports: Marcelo Bielsa Set To Resign As Leeds United Manager Over ‘Spygate’ Nonsense

Chris Wright

16th, January 2019


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Marcelo Bielsa might be preparing to step down as Leeds United manager in the wake of the almost nonsensical ‘spygate scandal’ that shows no signs of abating.

The Argentinian coach has called a press conference for 5pm (BST) on Wednesday afternoon at which, as speculated by several sources, he intends to announce his resignation.

In contrast, Leeds defender Pontus Jansson doesn’t seem quite so sure…

Bielsa and Leeds are currently under investigation by The FA after admitting that they sent a club employee to nefariously observe on a Derby County training session ahead of the two sides’ Championship game last Friday, which Leeds ultimately won 2-0 thanks to the crucial intel gathered by their White Sparrow.

A half-hearted apology was duly issued, though the silly fallout continued – culminating with Stuart Pearce going full swivel-eyed loon on Sky Sports by demanding that the scoreline be reversed and the win credited to Derby as a fitting punishment for Leeds for undermining football so heinously.

Again, a man (armed with a pair of binoculars) from one football club stood on public land near a pitch owned by another football club.

If Bielsa ends up walking – and let’s face it, he’s got previous – then football has officially gone past the tipping point of being irretrievably daft.

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  1. VieuxSang says:

    This was the man to take them. Worse goes on! Have a look at pie eating goalies, pervert youth coaches, Jose Mourinho, boiler man. You’re screwed now Leeds. Who cares? Who The F cares about this small transgression? Crab mentality…see them cresting the lip of the basket, Lord knows I gotta drag that crab back down. Pearcie, what a puss.

  2. Gazz says:

    This is a nothing story when compared to the dodgy dealings Man City have done / are still doing.

  3. Craig says:

    Of course this happens behind closed doors, of course scouts are sent to matches in order to analyse tactics/players (etc) and of course someone like Lampard who worked under Mourinho in the past has benefitted from such information in the past.

    Just because it’s done behind closed doors and kept quiet doesn’t make it any different. There is a hell of a lot of hypocrisy in British football regarding this and fair play, thinking we are the last bastion of the “beautiful game”. At the end of the day 11 players from each side have to go out and do their job and Leeds got the win.

    I just love that it was Leeds, the reputation never strays too far haha.

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