‘I love Bielsa as much as anyone but how has he frauded his way onto this list?’: Football fans go crazy with Leeds’ manager being named on the Best FIFA Men’s Coach five-man shortlist with the likes of Jurgen Klopp and Hansi Flick
Marcelo Bielsa’s surprise inclusion on the five-man shortlist for FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year has incurred the wrath of some football fans on social media.
The Argentine was the eye-catching name on the five-man list but did manage to guide Leeds United to the Championship title last season.
The 65-year-old isn’t the only Premier League manager to have been shortlisted with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp also included after ending Liverpool’s 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England again.
Marcelo Bielsa’s nomination for FIFA Men’s Coach of the Year has angered fans on social media
Klopp also led the Reds to UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup glory.
Joining those two are Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick, who led them to another historic Treble, Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui who won the Europa League last season and Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane who won LaLiga.
And when comparing Bielsa’s feats against the four other nominees, fans thought his achievements didn’t match in comparison.
‘I love Bielsa as much as the next bloke but how has he frauded his way onto this list,’ wrote one user.
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