If you think that the Championship couldn’t get anymore ridiculous, you haven’t seen anything yet after this development.
According to the BBC, Marcelo Bielsa has reportedly been gaining inside knowledge on Derby’s preparations for their game against Leeds on Friday evening.
Police officers were called to Derby’s training ground on Thursday morning after reports of man acting suspiciously around the premises.
This individual was later found out to be an employee of Leeds United, so there are presumptions that Bielsa deliberately sent the man in question to their training ground.
It’s sure to distract matters away from the on-the-field action, with it set to be one of the toughest challenges of the season for both sides as they look to strengthen their grip on a top six finish.
Derby released a statement on their official website outlining the details, and it remains to be seen as to whether the incident will be taken further by the Rams.
But how did Derby supporters react to this latest development?
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Can’t be true. Leeds would’ve taken more than one……
— Robert Dalton (@LifetimeBanned) January 11, 2019
— Joe Seabridge (@seabo95) January 11, 2019
So committed to the banter era that we've now got other clubs joining in. Love this club
— Ryan O'Meara (@_omeara_r) January 11, 2019
Never a boring day being a derby fan
— Kyle Guest (@Kyleguest) January 11, 2019
No surprise there…#DirtyLeeds
— Carolyn Green #JC4PM2019 (@moto26261) January 11, 2019
Rowett sacked by stoke,
Karanka leaves forest,
Leeds staff member caught spying on derbys training.
— Lewis Needham (@_needforsound1) January 11, 2019
— Sam Mansfield (@Sam_Mansfield11) January 11, 2019
Say what you like but spying on a teams training is embarrassing pathetic and complete cheating
— Jonny (@DCFCJonnyMonty) January 11, 2019
It’s rather a sad state the club, whilst rather clever, that they need to spy !
— lucynorthstandram (@luc7_dcfc) January 11, 2019
— Tom Kerry (@TomKerry_) January 11, 2019