37 Facts About Marcelo Bielsa

1. Marcelo Bielsa has come as quite the coup for the Yorkshire side having managed some of the biggest names in European football.

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2. Marcelo Bielsa spent six years as the head coach of the national team, winning an Olympic gold medal in 2004.

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3. Marcelo Bielsa was influenced by Uruguayan legend Oscar Tabarez and, solidifying his doctrine, he guided Newell's to the Copa Libertadores final in 1992, where they lost to Sao Paulo.

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4. Marcelo Bielsa demanded a lot—even from the youngest members of the squad.

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5. Marcelo Bielsa was asked about these comments on Monday lunchtime in his press conference ahead of Tuesday night's home clash against Preston, giving a lengthy answer.

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6. Marcelo Bielsa gave an extraordinary nine-minute response to Neil Harris' claim that Leeds United's reaction to their 89th minute equaliser against Millwall was 'a disgrace to English football'.

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7. Marcelo Bielsa went back to Argentina after his sojourn in Mexico, joining Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires.

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8. Marcelo Bielsa is a former Argentine football player.

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9. Marcelo Bielsa is known as much for his fiery temper as his acclaimed coaching skills and has been christened "El Loco"—the crazy one.

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10. Marcelo Bielsa has given Leeds' fans hope he can end their 14-year exile from the top flight and he has transformed Leeds into promotion contenders.

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11. On 22 November 2017, Marcelo Bielsa was suspended as coach after just 13 games in charge, with Lille OSC announcing he had been "suspended momentarily as coach" pending further announcement.

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12. On 6 July 2016, Marcelo Bielsa was appointed manager of Italian Serie A club Lazio.

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13. Marcelo Bielsa signed a two-year contract set to begin after the 2014 World Cup, thus becoming the club's first Argentine coach.

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14. Marcelo Bielsa managed the squad that competed in the final of the 1992 Copa Libertadores, losing to Sao Paulo on penalties.

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15. On 8 August 2015, Marcelo Bielsa resigned as coach of Marseille after just over a year at the French club.

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16. Marcelo Bielsa returned to Argentina in 1997 to manage Velez Sarsfield.

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17. Marcelo Bielsa will find his way to Australia after all.

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18. Leeds United player says Marcelo Bielsa has shown him he can 'play high-level football', 'opened my eyes'.

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19. Marcelo Bielsa signing this 21-year-old talented Tottenham outcast would be a significant boost for Leeds United.

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20. Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa must be sweating over the fitness of defender Pontus Jansson, as he's been forced to pull out of international duty.

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21. Marcelo Bielsa should hope Leeds defender Pontus Jansson avoids serious injury.

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22. Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa was dismissive of the upcoming transfer window when he was quizzed last week.

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23. Marcelo Bielsa prepared to be overruled at Leeds, and that now looks likely.

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24. Marcelo Bielsa must dip into the transfer market after latest setback.

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25. Marcelo Bielsa has been tipped to take over at Southampton by David Prutton, should Mark Hughes be sacked.

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26. Leeds United news: Marcelo Bielsa tipped for Southampton job if Mark Hughes gets the sack.

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27. Marcelo Bielsa believes that West Bromwich Albion possess the best attackers in the entire division—and he even number-checked those he's most wary of! The Leeds United boss, who has led his side to the top of the Championship after 16 matches, is.

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28. Marcelo Bielsa has made this honest admission after watching West Brom humble Leeds United.

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29. Marcelo Bielsa took charge at Lille in May 2017 and the club's owner Gerard Lopez tasked him with restoring the French side to the Champions League.

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30. Marcelo Bielsa is known as much for his fiery temper as his acclaimed coaching skills and has been christened "El Loco.

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31. On 15 June 2018, Marcelo Bielsa became EFL Championship side Leeds United's new head coach to replace Paul Heckingbottom, signing a two-year contract with option of a third year, after two weeks of negotiations with the club.

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32. On 24 May 2017, Marcelo Bielsa was unveiled as the new manager of Ligue 1 club Lille OSC on a 2 year contract.

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33. Marcelo Bielsa played as a defender in Newell's Old Boys' First Division team, but retired early at the age of 25.

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34. Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has come out in support of his star defender Pontus Jansson, after the Swedish international is alleged to have thrown a punch at Nottingham Forest's defender Michael Dawson.

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35. Marcelo Bielsa states Gaetano Berardi will be out for "a long time".

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36. Marcelo Bielsa has delivered a glowing reference of Barry Douglas, as the Leeds United full-back prepares himself to come back into the starting XI this weekend against Wigan Athletic.

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37. Marcelo Bielsa believes his Leeds United side "have to win" against Wigan Athletic this weekend to help justify his ideas as a head coach.

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