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Category: Marcelo Bielsa

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Frank Lampard denies enduring rift with Marcelo Bielsa over Leeds ‘spygate’

Chelsea manager says relations are ‘more than normal’‘Derby play-off victory was one of my proudest games’Frank Lampard played down any suggestion of an enduring rift with Marcelo Bielsa before Chelsea play Leeds at Stamford Bridge on Saturday nearly t…

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Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa makes Fifa shortlist for men’s manager of the year

Emma Hayes in running for women’s manager awardSon Heung-min and Sophie Ingle shortlisted for best goalThe Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, has surprisingly been named on the five-man shortlist for Fifa men’s coach of the year. World football’s governing…

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No amount of Marcelo Bielsa’s genius can save Leeds from a bumpy ride | Jonathan Wilson

Just because his methods can elevate players to unanticipated heights does not mean his squad is not subject to strainThe temptation after a team, particularly a promoted team, has lost back-to-back games 4-1 is to suggest they need to go back to basic…

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Mars beware, my World XI may lack Messi but De Bruyne makes it tick | Jonathan Wilson

Picking a lineup is useful less for who makes the cut than for what the process says about the current state of the gameThe Fifa world rankings rarely fail to raise an eyebrow. Óscar Washington Tabárez is one of the world’s great coaches but are Urugua…

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Anarchic spectacle leaves Bielsa’s and Guardiola’s heads spinning | Jonathan Liew

A pulsating match between Leeds and Manchester City often defied analysis, evolving and mutating at great speedThere would be plenty of time for handshakes and benedictions. What Marcelo Bielsa wanted to do above all, as the full-time whistle blew at E…

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Bielsa, Guardiola and a meeting that may have changed football history | Jonathan Liew

Two of the game’s true believers lock horns again when Leeds host Manchester City and history suggests a treat is in storeThe San Mamés heaved and the heavens opened. The players of Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona dragged themselves from the field, their…

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Chris Wilder faces Marcelo Bielsa in derby duel of the master tacticians

Sheffield United have started with two defeats but Wilder will stick to his guns in the clubs’ first top-flight meeting for 16 yearsChris Wilder may be a highly innovative tactician but Sheffield United’s manager is no fan of unnecessary change and kno…

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Chris Wilder faces Marcelo Bielsa in derby duel of the master tacticians

Sheffield United have started with two defeats but Wilder will stick to his guns in the clubs’ first top-flight meeting for 16 yearsChris Wilder may be a highly innovative tactician but Sheffield United’s manager is no fan of unnecessary change and kno…

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Bielsa defends making Casilla Leeds captain despite racism verdict

‘His teammates think he deserved to be the captain’Goalkeeper was banned but denied making racist remarksMarcelo Bielsa has defended his politically freighted decision to name Kiko Casilla as the Leeds captain for the Carabao Cup defeat against Hull We…

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Leeds bloody Liverpool’s noses but frenzied defending will alarm El Loco | Jonathan Wilson

Bielsa’s side were fun to watch and wildly entertaining but the champions were far more dominant than 4-3 scoreline suggestsOn his first day in his new prison, Marcelo Bielsa walked into the yard and, following the time-honoured precedent, approached t…

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Paint, pools and parking: inside the maverick mind of Marcelo Bielsa

How the manager rebuilt Leeds – and why he wanted hillocks removed and a wood stove installed at the training groundThere was consternation at Leeds council. Why had a painted blue line appeared on the streets of Wetherby, running from outside Marcelo …

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‘An intense idea of football’: Klopp previews Premier League opener against Bielsa’s Leeds – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said he expects newly-promoted Leeds United to do well in the Premier League this season, ahead of the defending champions’ meeting with Marcelo Bielsa’s side on Saturday.Leeds are back in the top flight after a 16-year a…

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‘An intense idea of football’: Klopp previews Premier League opener against Bielsa’s Leeds – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp said he expects newly-promoted Leeds United to do well in the Premier League this season, ahead of the defending champions’ meeting with Marcelo Bielsa’s side on Saturday.Leeds are back in the top flight after a 16-year a…

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‘Everything has been sorted’: Marcelo Bielsa confirms he is staying at Leeds

Argentinian’s contract ran out at end of last season‘I will be working the next season at Leeds,’ he saysMarcelo Bielsa has confirmed he is staying with Leeds for their first season back in the Premier League. The Argentinian guided Leeds to the top fl…

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Here comes El Loco: is the Premier League ready for Marcelo Bielsa?

From his flat above a sweet shop Marcelo Bielsa has masterminded Leeds’s return to the top flight. Now his search for perfection comes up against much stronger oppositionThe small crowd gathered outside Marcelo Bielsa’s modest terraced home counted dow…

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Sort Bielsa’s contract, sign a striker: what Leeds must do next to thrive

We look at the priorities for Leeds after their promotion to the Premier League and what they can learn from Sheffield UnitedThe 64-year-old’s contract runs out next week and he is still to agree a new deal. Although the Elland Road mood music is encou…

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Sort Bielsa’s contract, sign a striker: what Leeds must do next to thrive

We look at the priorities for Leeds after their promotion to the Premier League and what they can learn from Sheffield UnitedThe 64-year-old’s contract runs out next week and he is still to agree a new deal. Although the Elland Road mood music is encou…

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Marcelo Bielsa thanks fans for the love as Leeds revel in promotion party

• Fans gather at Elland Road as players celebrate inside ground• Chants of ‘Bielsa is God’ and ‘Are you watching Manchester?’Social distancing was suspended outside Elland Road on Friday night as Leeds fans celebrated the club’s long?awaited return to …

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Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United: what the Premier League can expect – video

Leeds’s long wait for Premier League football is over. Marcelo Bielsa has guided the Whites to the top division of English football for the first time in 16 years. The Guardian’s Jonathan Liew looks at what we can expect from a side managed by ‘El Loco…

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Marcelo Bielsa: a method actor in football’s theatre of the absurd

Leeds are homing in on a Premier League return, and it is hard to know just what the top flight will make of their unique and brilliant Argentinian managerIt’s happening. Mateusz Klich plays a delicious back-heel to Pablo Hernández. It’s definitely hap…