Championship

Flashback: Bielsa’s first game at Leeds

Flashback: Bielsa’s first game at Leeds

Leeds United appointed Marcelo Bielsa as manager of their club in June this year, as The Whites pursued their mission to return to the Premier League. 

The Argentinian had just come from a poor spell with French outfit Lille six months before, but was a manager that had a good track record throughout Europe.

What the manager brought to the club was a new philosophy, something that stood out from current football managers. He notoriously made his squad go litter picking to give the players an insight into how hard the fanbase had to work to pay for their tickets. This was the first sign that this manager was slightly different, and the fans were eagerly anticipating the start of the season.

First up for the new Championship campaign was newly relegated Stoke City. The Whites won the game 3-1 at Elland Road, and this was the first chance for the fans to see the manager’s new energetic style of play that was expected to take the league by storm.

This is what the fans had to say after the victory:

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