Leeds United fans were showering Salim Lamrani with love after Marcelo Bielsa’s former translator released an interview on his time with the Whites as well as revealed news of an upcoming book.
The journalist acted as an interpreter for the manager during his time at Lille and for his debut season with the side last campaign, and obviously enjoyed a close bond with the enigmatic gaffer. However, he seemed to endure an acrimonious departure after falling out with the Argentine. According to Lamrani himself, he made ‘several’ mistakes when translating Bielsa’s words in press conferences last year (via La Nacion).
One fan was clearly a big supporter of Lamrani as he lavished him with praise.
Bet that’s gonna be a good book. @SalimLamraniOff is a very clever man. And even more so now he’s Leeds 😂👍
— Richard Sowden 💙💛 (@SowdenLeeds) January 20, 2020
Adam Forshaw revealed to BBC Radio Five Live that the 64-year-old coach still talks to his players through an interpreter. However, events during his pre-match conferences this year has shown that he may well speak more English than he is willing to admit (via HITC).
Fans were showing Lamrani a lot of love after the release of his interview with a French publication and revelation of his book as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
The 2nd best thing to happen to our club
— Connor Ashworth (@ashworthcj) January 20, 2020
Excellent 👏👏👏 I will be making a purchase and hopefully I can get a signed copy 🤞you are a loss to both Leeds United and Marcelo
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) January 20, 2020
Looking forward to it. We all wish you were still at Leeds MOT
— Daniel Sellars 💙💛 (@dsellars1983) January 20, 2020
Please come back lamrani 😭 we miss you
— Regan Taylor (@officialRegan21) January 20, 2020
We all miss having you around, Salim “The Word of God” Lamrani.
— Leeds Faithful (@MaynardM) January 21, 2020
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