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Bielsa is outshining Heckingbottom in these three departments

Bielsa is outshining Heckingbottom in these three departments

Leeds United will be desperate to enjoy promotion to the Premier League having secured a strong start to proceedings in the Championship this season. 

The Whites have certainly made a lot of improvements this season as they continue to chase promotion to the Premier League, with Marcelo Bielsa working wonders at Elland Road.

However, things weren’t all positive in the last campaign as former manager Paul Heckingbottom raised some serious concerns and just never looked comfortable at the helm.

Therefore, here’s a look at THREE reasons as to why Bielsa is outshining Heckingbottom at Leeds United…


Paul Heckingbottom’s biggest problem last season was being able to ensure consistency throughout the Championship campaign, with very little to take away from it.

However, Marcelo Bielsa has been able to provide Leeds with the foundations to enjoy an incredible start to proceedings, with consistency being the last of his worries.

And, it’s safe to say that consistency is the key to enjoying promotion to the Premier League.

Player togetherness

Leeds United lacked spirit and togetherness at times last season as Heckingbottom failed to really get the players on board, which could have contributed to the poor results.

However, every single player at the club knows exactly what is being asked of them and their roles within the team, and this has been evident on the field this season in what has been a dream start for Bielsa.

Indeed, to enjoy success you have to have a certain amount of togetherness to get eachother out of sticky situations and when the going gets tough, and this is definitely what has contributed to Leeds’ fine start.


Heckingbottom always used to chop and change tactically if things weren’t going right and didn’t always know what was best for his side, but Marcelo Bielsa has clearly worked hard during pre-season and has already identified the perfect tactic for his Leeds United side.

Indeed, the Whites have thrived off the 4-1-4-1 formation and will continue to, as even the smallest of tactical changes have worked for the South American.

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