Yesterday, Marcelo Bielsa proved yet against that he is both a top manager and a top man. The Argentine had to attend a press conference for the club but as soon as he was free to leave he headed over to Thorp Arch to see the Leeds United U23s in their battling draw against Sheffield Wednesday.
| After his press conference draws to a close, Marcelo heads over to watch the U23s in their game against Sheffield Wednesday pic.twitter.com/6lggvjQSLm
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 17, 2018
Bielsa was in for a treat as his young Whites managed to eke out a 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday’s age group side thanks to a second-half equaliser from Jack Clark. The draw puts the Leeds U23s top of the Professional Development League with four wins and two draws from six games. Much like the Leeds senior side, they’re unbeaten in the league and have high hopes of keeping top spot.
Six months ago if you were to tell a Leeds fan that he’d soon be watching champagne football under Marcelo Bielsa then they’d have laughed at you. It’s a huge credit to both Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta that they’ve managed to secure the Argentine’s services and as long as he’s at the club the supporters will be desperate to get down to Elland Road and see his beautiful Bielsa-ball in action for themselves. It’s also much easier to love your club when your gaffer does things like this on his own accord.
You can read the Leeds fans’ glowing verdict on Bielsa here:
100% commitment in every department, what a man
— Harry Davis (@Harry_D01) September 17, 2018
A dedicated leader!!
— THE DUNCAN PUB (@duncanpub) September 17, 2018
On his bucket?
— Mark Hayward (@MarkHayward24) September 17, 2018
Warnock would have been half way down the M1 at the same time.
— Ryan McWrestling (@Wrestlin_Maniac) September 17, 2018
“The teacher of beautiful football”
— Ryan Davis (@redsoxryan13) September 18, 2018
what a man
— Christopher McHale (@ChristoMac61) September 17, 2018
That’s a quality manager….
— Mr. (@cotch64) September 17, 2018
The fans admiration for Bielsa only gets stronger as he continues to show what an amazing manager he is on and off the field.