The international break may have only come to an end on Tuesday, but the domestic game has managed to throw up some big storylines this week as well to grab the attention.
Chiefly, of course, we’ve seen Mauricio Pochettino leave Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and Jose Mourinho has gone in there to replace him.
A fine manager, the Argentine really forged a reputation for himself during his time in London and the man he has often credited as his tutor – Marcelo Bielsa – has offered him praise.
Speaking ahead of Leeds United’s trip to Luton Town this weekend, Bielsa had this to say about one of his former players:
💬 Marcelo on Mauricio Pochettino: "The work he's done is brilliant. In the last year he put Tottenham on a high level, for any manager it's a very important achievement. The team that played the final was a team he built very carefully. All the big teams will try to take him." pic.twitter.com/tOcKVKm19v
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 21, 2019
The two have clearly enjoyed a special relationship in the game over the years and Bielsa has spoken glowingly of one of his apprentices.
Leeds fans have reacted to this, too, so let’s see what they’ve had to say about their manager’s comments:
poch as el loco's assistant confirmed. someone get a slightly smalller bucket ready
— Nick Elliott (@NickElliott91) November 21, 2019
Announce Poch as Bielsa’s number 2
— We're not dicking around with the playoffs (@LUFCLew) November 21, 2019
Shocking treatment by Spurs @MappersGKAcad .
— Sam Allan (@SamAllanUK) November 21, 2019
Learning from the master MOT
— Andrew Bowen (@Bowen87Andy) November 21, 2019
Do you think Poch would fancy a bit of work experience under Bielsa? Say around 7 months. 🤷🏼♂️
— Peter Cassidy (@pwcassidy) November 21, 2019
Poch for Leeds 2020-21!
— Chris (@Chris_CD2010) November 21, 2019
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