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Marcelo Bielsa will not use personal connections to his advantage

Marcelo Bielsa will not use personal connections to his advantage

Leeds United are thought to be looking for loan additions before the transfer window ends, however, they may not be from a couple of Premier League sides.

According to Phil Hay, Marcelo Bielsa has revealed that he will not be using the connections he has with Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino to land players on temporary deals.

The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist had stated that the Argentine had felt it would be wrong to exploit the relationship he has with the Premier League managers.

Bielsa has earned rave reviews from the duo previously, with both claiming they had felt he was the “best in the world”, via Talksport.

Guardiola has been impressed with what the Argentine has been able to do with younger players throughout his career, whilst Pochettino was one to experience it first-hand.

The Tottenham Hotspur boss played under Bielsa during his time at Newell’s Old Boys and came through the ranks as a teenager.

The Verdict:

Leeds have already signed Jack Harrison on loan from Manchester City, which would raise question marks about the comments he has made, however, the player is obviously talented and a deal may have been done solely out of footballing reasons.

Although Bielsa’s comments are certainly admirable, if the Whites do want to achieve promotion to the Premier League following their 14-year hiatus, the manager should look to exploit the advantages he has over the other managers in the Championship.

There is still two weeks left of the window and things in football happen extremely quickly, so it will remain to be seen if he looks elsewhere, rather than towards close friends for the addition faces he wants at Elland Road.

Leeds fans – thoughts?

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