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Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds United: what the Premier League can expect

Leeds United’s long wait for Premier League football is over. Marcelo Bielsa has guided the Whites to the top division of English football for the first time in 16 years. The Guardian’s Jonathan Liew looks at what we can expect from a side managed by ‘El Loco’ and why the Argentinian is adored by the likes of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino.

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    julio oscar pelliza

    Vaaaamoss Leeds Carajo¡¡¡¡¡

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    TheGamingGoverin YT

    DONT YOU KNOW PUMP IT UP!!!!

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    i read your disgusting hatchet job on Toon fans wanting the takeover. You clearly did about 5 minutes of research on twitter to find your evidence probably from 13 and 14 year olds. Henry Winter on the other hand comes up here engages with the match day culture and understands us – you sir are a charlatan while Henry is a top drawer proper journalist.

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    Antonio Szytulskyj

    I was born in headingley and proud of it. well done leeds.
    In loving memory, RIP.
    Norman Hunter
    Trevor Cherry
    Jack Charlton

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    I'm so happy. Mot#4eva

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    Beautiful. Loved that. Thank you

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    terry phidaheights

    well done leeds 16 years is far too long for a club like yours you battled your way out of one of the hardest divisions going WELL DONE my mate in cork is buzzin

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    ‪After 16 years, Leeds returned to the premiere at the hands of a crazy Argentine. Like tango, first you have to know how to suffer, then cry, then sing. CONGRATULATIONS!!!‬

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    Marcelo is genuinely hard working, savvy, humble, passionate and intelligent. We love you Marcelo!!! MOT

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    Excellent video!

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    Its a delight to watch el loco bielsas teams
    Leeds united
    Ill be watching you guys
    You lucky to have him as a manager !

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    This was brilliant thanks Jonathan. Anyone else absolutely revved up for Bielsa in the premier league now? Going to be fantastic to see him against Klopp, Guardiola, Ancelotti and Mourinho.

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    govinda keshavdas

    Ufff , this is what the premiership should be all about !

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    I don't think they are ready, not at all, the championship reacted to bielsa within 2 games and unanimously decided to park the bus, im not prem team will do that and I think we will tear a few teams to pieces

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    Im a chilean and I'm happy for the Leeds and Bielsa, he is a nice guy and is very respectful in my country because he turned our team competitive and better in South America.

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    See you on motd Leeds next season ✌️

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    This Guardian reporter is either a closet Leeds fan or does his research well . Well done lad.

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    It will be a great next season if Leicester, Sheffield, Wolves( heck even Burnley) and Leeds keep up their pace against big clubs.

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    As a United fan it’s annoying to see City, Liverpool and Leeds all have brilliant managers

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    He's a genius but he's also insane. In Bilbao he achieved great things but end up burning out every single one of his players. The same could happen here.
    I remember his Chile playing exactly the same against Brazil… attacking, attacking, attacking… Even if he doesn't have the players he will go for it, so… expect some big losses too…

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    George Macpherson

    El Loco. Our manager and saviour.

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    Special man . Leeds Leeds Leeds . EL COCO

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    I like him but still, he is the one manager who got Argentina eliminated in the first round of a World Cup in over 50 years. Over there there is a lot of love but also a lot of hate towards him.

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    xtrassex xtrassex

    400 👍

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    james john joyce

    Bielsa is a crazy man

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    He just needs 1 or 2 new players and he will easily stay in the prem next year

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    Guardiola has said he admires Bielsa. Guardiola sought Bielsa out in Argentina as well as Cesar Luis Menotti and Ricardo Lavolpe. Guardiola admires Bielsa’s teams tenacity, the discipline and tactics he brings to his teams. Guardiola has always said Cruyff is the one who has been his influence and a second father to him.

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    Let's celebrate for a month and then get serious. Looks like 2 of last year's promoted teams will come straight down. I love Bamford but we will need at least one more goalscorer to stay up. And when we do, then look out!!!

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    that last comment is gold lol

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