Leeds have started the season in unbeaten fashion, beating Bristol City before drawing with Nottingham Forest last weekend.
However, that hasn’t stopped a major statement being made about manager Marcelo Bielsa on the radio.
A phone-in involved a so-called supporter claiming he should be replaced by none other than Jose Mourinho, as comments made on Radio 5 Live appeared to cause controversy.
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) August 11, 2019
The exchange between a fan, Robbie Savage and Emma Jones saw a heated debate take place on Twitter as a host of fans took to the social media platform to discuss the claim.
One fan said he wouldn’t even want Mourinho in Yorkshire, let alone at Elland Road whilst another said they could think of nothing worse than having the Portuguese at Leeds.
A further individual went as far as saying they’d rather stay down with Bielsa than get promoted and have the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss at the helm.
Mourinho hasn’t been involved in football management since being sacked by United but any chance of arriving at Leeds seems incredibly slim.
To date, Bielsa currently has a win percentage of 50.9% whilst in charge of the Whites.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Moronio is the complete polar opposite of Bielsa. He plays low possession (20/30%) defensive football and relies on the counter attack. He’s become an insignificance. So, ‘NO’ not welcome at ER. #inbielsawetrust #LUFC
— steve crowbar (@crowtsa) August 12, 2019
I do not want mourhino at Leeds thank you
— Simon Hall (@simonhall1974) August 11, 2019
“Bielsa – Not here for the long term”
So Mourinho would be?? Stays for 2-3 seasons before sulking himself to the sack/dubious ‘by mutual consent’ parting of ways.@eljonesuk acquitted herself well here, considering the caller was no #lufc fan, and likely a stooge setup by Savage.
— Michael Morgan?⚽? (@HeikoMo) August 12, 2019
No chance. I thought dinosaurs were extinct?
— bubbagrump101 (@bubbagrump101) August 12, 2019
How’s Maurino going to do better without a £100mill transfer budget. He doesn’t grow players or give youth a chance. Without money he’s nowt and sometimes, even with money, he’s nowt. Wouldn’t want him in Yorkshire never mind ER. Well, Huddersfield, okay.
— Prokyp (@Prokyp) August 11, 2019
This guy’s comments make NO sense!!! ??♀️ Bielsa isn’t in it for the long term?! I am big fan of Mourinho but when has he ever been in it for the long term?!?!? ??♀️
— ℓιѕα єαяиѕнαω ?? (@lisa_jane23) August 12, 2019
Jose mourinho at elland rd no thanks his team would bore us to death he would prob play pablo Hernandez as a left winger successful manager but out of touch with the modern game he still lives on past glories
— ian burns (@ianpburns1) August 12, 2019
Could think of nothing worse we already have the real special one, any who thinks otherwise needs to have a serious word with themselves
— John Walker (@Walkerfutsal) August 12, 2019
Mourinho over Bielsa? If anyone really thinks Mourinho could have turned our 17/18 team into our 18/19 team like Bielsa did, then they need professional help.
— Chris W-S (@NorthPennChief) August 11, 2019
Go on Emma. Would rather we stayed down and watched bielsa football than watch that awful football that Mourinho serves up.
— stu-leeds (@stuartmyershot1) August 12, 2019