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Ranking Leeds United Under Marcelo Bielsa: The Good, the Bad & the Future

2 March 2022

Hello Rank Squad!

This week, Leeds finally ended what has been a glorious time in the club’s history – the stewardship of Marcelo Bielsa – with the club languishing dangerously above the Premier League relegation zone. It was a sad day for many Leeds fans, even if the change was perhaps necessary for sustaining their top-flight tenure.

We’re joined by Leeds fan and podcaster Jon Mackenzie, who talks us through five lessons that he has learned from having the Argentine football philosopher in charge of his club – and why the bond between Bielsa and the Elland Road faithful was so strong. There’s positives, negatives, and everything in between.

Bielsa has been succeeded by Jesse Marsch, once of RB Salzburg and more recently, of RB Leipzig. Our friend, and German football expert, Jasmine Baba, pops by to talk about what the American will bring to the dugout and how things might look for Leeds going forward.

There’s also Things We Love, where Jack talks about Caoimhin Kelleher’s performance in the Carabao Cup Final and his new place on a Liverpool Wall of Fame; whilst Dean discusses Carlos Vela’s out-of-this-world return to LAFC as MLS stormed back onto the stage. There’s a Melon of the Week too, and Jack takes over for an impromptu Gibberish. It’s Ranks!