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UK: Bronze statue of Leeds United Manager Bielsa makes a tour of Yorkshire03:43

UK: Bronze statue of Leeds United Manager Bielsa makes a tour of Yorkshire

United Kingdom, Harrogate
July 24, 2020 at 16:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

A statue of Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa made a stop in Harrogate on Saturday, as the sculptor took the statue on a tour around Yorkshire.

Fans flocked to take photos with the statue, who praised the manager for their English second-highest division victory last week, securing their promotion to the Premier League.

The sculptor of the statue and Leeds United fan Tony Clark said he wanted to "bring him to the people" adding "obviously, there is a lot of bad publicity with statues now, so I thought this is a good thing as well to bring a bit more happiness around." He said the process to create the statue took two to three months, "when I was happy with it went to resin, resin we broke it down into parts and made it into bronze."

Fans celebrated Bielsa for transforming the club, Chris Johnson said, "He has been fantastic, absolutely fantastic, you know we have been out of it for sixteen years, he has just come and transformed the club, it has been breathtaking football we have more than we could ever dreamed of two years ago, it has just been fantastic, really enjoyed it."

Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League for the first time in sixteen years.

UK: Bronze statue of Leeds United Manager Bielsa makes a tour of Yorkshire03:43
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A statue of Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa made a stop in Harrogate on Saturday, as the sculptor took the statue on a tour around Yorkshire.

Fans flocked to take photos with the statue, who praised the manager for their English second-highest division victory last week, securing their promotion to the Premier League.

The sculptor of the statue and Leeds United fan Tony Clark said he wanted to "bring him to the people" adding "obviously, there is a lot of bad publicity with statues now, so I thought this is a good thing as well to bring a bit more happiness around." He said the process to create the statue took two to three months, "when I was happy with it went to resin, resin we broke it down into parts and made it into bronze."

Fans celebrated Bielsa for transforming the club, Chris Johnson said, "He has been fantastic, absolutely fantastic, you know we have been out of it for sixteen years, he has just come and transformed the club, it has been breathtaking football we have more than we could ever dreamed of two years ago, it has just been fantastic, really enjoyed it."

Leeds United were promoted to the Premier League for the first time in sixteen years.

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