It was Marcelo Bielsa’s 64th birthday recently. To celebrate, the Leeds Twitter account tweeted a happy birthday message for their head coach.
The Argentine joined Leeds a year ago and has completely changed the Yorkshire club. By taking a squad that finished 13th the year before to a 3rd place finish, Bielsa quickly earned the adoration of the Elland Road faithful.
The maverick manager has won 53% of his matches in charge of Leeds, taking them back into contention for the Championship title last season. With the renewal of his contract this summer, Bielsa will be in charge of The Whites promotion push for next season at least.
Many Leeds fans were quick to wish their “god” a happy birthday. While some Whites fans used it as an opportunity to poke fun at the club’s transfer business this summer, saying that the club should look to sign a centre back and a striker as a birthday present for “El Loco’.
Here is the best of the reaction.
???? Happy birthday Marcelo! pic.twitter.com/jGFqMXzpvq
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 21, 2019
Happy birthday El loco now
Please tell our slack board we need a CB and a Striker please
— Robert James (@Robertkas86) July 21, 2019
Hes been analysing burning candles so that he optimise the time it takes to blow them out
Happy birthday God
— Super_Leeds_MOT (@SuperLeedsUtd5) July 21, 2019
To celebrate, he is spending the day watching the full video’s of all his previous birthdays. What a guy.
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) July 21, 2019
Shall we all donate and buy him Dwight Gayle for his birthday? A fiver each should do it
— Escape to Prague (@escapetoprague) July 21, 2019
God has a birthday?
— Lylee (@infernalyle) July 21, 2019
Should be made a national holiday. Forget all this Christmas nonsense…
— PaulLUFC (@Paulm99LUFC) July 21, 2019
You should buy him a center back as a birthday present
— Joe Brook (@JoeBrook9) July 21, 2019
Please sign him a Striker and a CB for his birthday.
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) July 21, 2019