Viewers were left loving what Marcelo Bielsa did at full time after Leeds United beat West Brom on the final game of the season.
We all know about swapping shirts with the opposition after a game – some are slammed if it’s with one another’s rivals – but Sammy Lee had a much more unique request for the Argentine boss.
The West Brom assistant manager had just watched his already-relegated side slip to a 3-1 final day defeat at Elland Road.
The Baggies went into the game knowing that they would not be playing Premier League football next term.
However, despite their short stint proving to be an unsuccessful one and ending with another loss, it seemed the 62-year-old wanted to take advantage of the occasion by coming away with a special item to remember it by.
Following the full time whistle, Lee headed over to the Leeds dug-out to shake hands and show respect to Bielsa.
The Leeds manager was then left looking completely surprised as Lee asked to swap jackets.
A smile then appeared on Bielsa’s face as he suddenly got what Lee was asking for.
He unzipped his jacket and quickly checked his pockets so he didn’t accidentally leave anything behind.
He then seemed to suggest that he would swap jackets with the Baggies coach down in the tunnel.
— G (@Gareth_JJ23) May 23, 2021
Leeds ended their first season back in the top tier of English football with a fourth-straight win in front of returning fans.
It was the first time that their supporters have watched the side in the top-flight for 17 years, and the 8,000 who came in through the turnstiles made a great atmosphere as Bielsa’s team produced a fantastic finale.
Rodrigo, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford fired them to victory and sealed a ninth-placed finish.
Hal-Robson Kanu grabbed a late consolation for West Brom, who must now face a big summer of changes as they prepare for a return to the Championship.
Leeds: Casilla (6), Berardi (7), Ayling (7), Cooper (7), Alioski (7), Phillips (7), Harrison (7), Dallas (7), Raphinha (8), Hernandez (9), Rodrigo (8)
Subs: Bamford (8), Roberts (7), Struijk (7)
West Brom: Johnstone (6), Furlong (7), Bartley (6), Ajayi (6), O’Shea (6), Yokuslu (6), Townsend (6), Gallagher (6), Phillips (7), Maitland-Niles (5), Robinson (6)
Subs: Robson-Kanu (7), Diangana (7), Grant (6)
Man of the match: Pablo Hernandez
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa: “It has been a very satisfying, but very difficult season and I feel like we could have had a few more points.
“I thought it was an unforgettable game, but it was also a great homage to two players that stop belonging to Leeds. The responses that they got are only given to players who give their all and deserve it.
“Pablo’s performance today indicated that he deserved more minutes this season than the ones I gave him this year and Berardi after such a long time without playing, showed he could still be current.”
West Brom boss Sam Allardyce: “I think they have got the basis of a Championship squad that can challenge.
“It needs some additions, obviously. But I think there is the basis of a very talented Championship squad.
“I think the experience they have had this year will make them even better when they go back down to the Championship.
“I think it’s a level they are going to be very good at.
“They have a great opportunity to show how good they are in the Championship. They will need to strengthen the squad but that’s for somebody else.”
As mentioned, viewers were left loving what Marcelo Bielsa did at full time after Leeds beat West Brom…
— 💛L⚙️©️K¥💙 (@Locky75New) May 23, 2021
Bumped into Sammy after the game. He was buzzing pic.twitter.com/0xDwjDm9ce
— James Gill (@jgill1986) May 23, 2021
@d_mateer: Maybe Sammy’s hoping to find some tactical notes in the pocket. 😆
@theamm1984: I speak fluent English and have no idea what Sammy Lee says…ever! Not a chance Bielsa knew what was going on
@theband1tt: Sammy Lee knows Bielsa is God 🤣
@VicFrewin: Note Marcelo checking for his Wallet, hahahahaha
@chrislufc1977: Good that Sammy picked up some of the lingo during his time in Spain.
@doublemcmuffin: I’m checking eBay tonight
@thenoseycrow: @Josh_hirst Give your mate a ring; see if he can give us Bielsa’s coat.
@Josh_hirst: I’ll have a word, Sammy knows a legend when he see’s one, that’s why he likes me so much.
@Hanners__: I absolutely loved this
@WhiteKnightLUFC: He could use it as a sleeping bag!
@bremner1919: Bielsa says “We’ll do it in the back, I’m fucking freezing” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
@NickRXXII: This is absolutely fantastic
@JeSuisRusby: Desperate little Sam wanting the slightest connection to Bielsa. SAD!
@ChicagoWhite: Closest Sammy Lee will come to being a world class coach
@leedsinfidel: Wtf hahahaha
@sabella68: Sammy Lee knows a legend, when he sees one #LEEWBA Face with tears of joy He was a cracking player to be fair
@joesy642: Lol, even asking 🐐 for his jackets now.
@y4rbs: I wish I had his coat
@gurlersan95: A true clash of the titans
@bluestoniescat: I can just see in my head Marcelo wearing Sammy’s coat which is a little on the small size.
@chris_walton21: Love this….
@AdamWalker14: Bielsa is gonna end up with loads of Werther’s original wrappers in his pockets… @FootballRamble
@Garth_82: Sammy Lee still wears child sizes, what the hell is Bielsa going to do with that 😂
@A_Kemo26: Sammy Lee asking to swap jackets with bielsa at the end of the game is the sort of comedy sketch that sums up our season. 🤦♂️ #wba
@whites1992_2020: I think we need an amazon/netflix series on the Sammy Lee and Bielsa bromance
@DavidWoodley82: When the bouncer won’t let you in, so you swap coats with your mate and try again.