Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa leaves fans in stitches after trying and failing to pronounce ‘Ipswich’ after Aston Villa game
Marcelo Bielsa may have a rough demeanour, but the Leeds United boss proved even he is susceptible to a mistake or two.
Speaking after the incredible draw with Aston Villa at Elland Road, the Argentine’s attention turned to the final game of the Championship season on Sunday.
The Whites travel to Portman Road to face relegated Ipswich Town knowing that automatic promotion is now beyond them. With Sheffield United and Norwich City already up, the Play-Offs await the man known as ‘El Loco’.
However, trying to pronounce ‘Ipswich’ proved to be a tad difficult for the 63-year-old. Despite help from his translator and several attempts, Bielsa eventually gave up trying to say the name and the results are hilarious.
Given how strenuous Sunday afternoon was for the former Marseille manager, fans will surely excuse his tiny mistake.
Check out the footage from Sporting Life Football below!
Leeds allowed Aston Villa to score an uncontested equaliser after a brawl broke out following the Whites’ opener during the 1-1 draw in Yorkshire.
Bielsa ordered his players to allow Albert Adomah a free shot on goal as Mateusz Klich scored for Leeds despite Jonathan Kodjia, the Villa forward, going down injured.
The Leeds boss was praised for his decision to favour good sportsmanship over three precious points, even though it ended Leeds’ hopes of securing automatic promotion this season.
The Whites will instead face the play-offs, with Villa a potential opponent of theirs in the race for a place in the Premier League.
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