Bielsa has set a very high standard for Whites bosses to come, both on and off the pitch, delivering Leeds’ long-awaited promotion to the Premier League and earning the respect of the city and the global fanbase.
But Elland Road has not always been blessed with such talent and dignity.
We’ve worked out the club’s best and worst managers over the last 30 years, ranking them in order of win percentage.
Included are every manager who’s taken charge of the Whites on a matchday since 1991, caretakers and all.
1. Darko Milanic - 0%
With no wins in six, Milanic is comfortably the worst Leeds United manager of the last thirty years. A left-field choice brought in to replace David Hockaday, Milanic had previously won fifteen pieces of silverware at Slovenien club Maribor, where he was sent packing after just three winless games in a row. Massimo Cellino was positively generous in 2014, then, when he allowed the Slovenien six bites at the cherry before dismissal. Milanic now manages a first division team in Cyprus.
Photo: Nigel Roddis
2. Gwyn Williams - 0%
Technical director Gwyn Williams could do little damage on the one day he took the reins between Dennis Wise’s departure and the appointment of Gary McAllister. The 1-0 home loss to Doncaster he took charge of was sooner forgotten than the circumstances under which he left five years later, when he was dismissed following the exchange of inappropriate emails to colleagues.
Photo: Tony Johnson
3. David Geddis - 0%
The final member of the 0% club. On his one day at the helm in 2006 the Reserves coach oversaw the Whites’ round three league cup exit at the hands of Southend United. Geddis wasn’t entirely to blame, though, since the incoming gaffer Dennis Wise had instructed him on who to start having agreed the terms of his appointment earlier that day.
Photo: Steve Riding
4. Uwe Rösler - 16.7%
The East German who once compared his ‘heavy metal’ attacking football to the style mastered by Jurgen Klopp. His assessment didn’t quite match up with the results he achieved during his time at Elland Road, sadly, and Rösler was sacked after a 2-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion, having won two in twelve games.
Photo: David Rogers