In Friday’s press conference ahead of the final match of the 2018/19 regular Championship campaign between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road, manager Marcelo Bielsa revealed something else that will simply have the Elland Road faithful loving him even more.
With Leeds waiting for the latest charge and fine from the authorities, this time being for a failure to control our players in last weekend’s feisty clash with Aston Villa, the Daily Mail quote our gaffer as saying that whenever he feels responsible for a fine levied against the club, he dips into his own pocket to pay it so Leeds don’t lose out financially.
That will apply to this latest fine when it arrives from the Ivory Towers, just as it applied to the £200,000 fine we received following all the Spygate nonsense earlier in the season.
“As we are clarifying things I think it’s important to add two things not linked to this subject. The sanction I received that the federation (FA) gave us – £200,000 – it’s a financial sanction the club received not against me, but I am responsible for it and that’s why I paid from my pocket the sanction.”
Bielsa’s stock just keeps going up in the eyes of Leeds fans after the year we’ve had.