Former Leeds United midfielder Mateusz Klich has issued a response to Marcelo Bielsa’s return to management with Uruguay.
Klich gave his reaction to the appointment on Twitter after the 67-year-old was finally confirmed as the new Uruguay boss following an extensive period of talks between the two parties.
Bielsa has signed a contract until the 2026 World Cup, with his first major tournament set to come next year at the Copa America in the United States.
Uruguay will become the third international side Bielsa has managed after his time in charge at fellow South American nations Argentina and Chile.
It is also Bielsa’s first job following his departure from Leeds in February 2022, which was the longest he spent at any club during his career.
Klich sends four-word response to Bielsa return
Polish midfielder Klich was a lynchpin of the Bielsa era and perhaps epitomised everything that was good about the club during that era.
Klich appeared to have no future at Elland Road after he was sent on loan to FC Utrecht in January 2018, but returned from the cold under Bielsa to go and establish himself as an icon at the club.
He played a vital role in Leeds’ promotion back to the Premier League in 2020 and made 195 appearances in total, scoring 24 goals.
The 32-year-old clearly recognises he has a lot to thank Bielsa for and seemingly will not be forgetting about him in a hurry.
Uruguay confirmed the appointment of Bielsa with a number of subtle tweets, one of which included a picture of a bucket, which of course he has become renowned for sitting on during matches.
And it was that particular tweet that Klich issued a response to, writing: ‘That’s hard to guess,’ followed by the eyes emoji.