Leeds took the difficult decision to sack Bielsa on Sunday after a dreadful run of results that is threatening to suck them into the Premier League’s relegation zone.


The Argentine remains immensely popular amongst the Leeds supporters despite their form this season, due to the work he carried out to get them promoted to the Premier League after 16 years.



Leeds fans have been pouring in their tributes to Bielsa and some are criticising the board for getting rid of him.


Walton feels that it is hard to articulate how important Bielsa has been for Leeds as a club and a city and the impact he has had on the Yorkshire giants.



The former Leeds star admitted that the Argentine not getting a proper send-off is heartbreaking as he will go down as one of the biggest legends in the club’s history.


Walton said on BBC Radio Leeds: “We could be here for hours, days going on talking about the impact he has had on our football club.



“You can’t put into words what he has really done, you can’t.


“It’s heartbreaking that he won’t get the send-off more than anything.


“I am not sure it’s heartbreaking that he left the job personally, but it’s heartbreaking that the fact that he is not going to get the send-off he deserves that the fans would like to give him.


“What he has done for not only the football club but the whole city you can’t put into words.


“Everyone is saying the same thing, the man is going to go down in folklore.


“He is going to be a Leeds United legend for hundreds of years.


“That word gets pandered around a lot but Marcelo Bielsa will go to the legends bracket.”


In his three-and-a-half-year reign, Bielsa took Leeds from being a middling Championship side to the top half of the Premier League.