‘Not What Is Expected’: Bielsa Claims He Is Offering Leeds Poor Value For Money

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Leading managers are virtually never accused of being overpaid, but Marcelo Bielsa has slammed one of the game’s unwritten rules by claiming he is now providing poor value for money to Leeds United.

“I am in charge of a group of footballers who warrant, who deserve, to be in a higher position,” said Bielsa, whose injury-hit side are one place and two points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone. “The club has trusted in me and one of the aspects that shows their confidence is what they pay me – so, of course, these results that I am offering are not what is expected.

“The injuries are not one of the reasons why we are there and, of course, the position we occupy in the table worries me. The club have put enough resources at my disposal for results to be different.”

The 66-year-old Argentinian is believed to command about £8m a year and when he led Leeds out of the Championship in 2020 and to a creditable ninth-placed finish last season, it seemed money extremely well spent.

source : Guardian sport

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