Stephen Warnock has described the amount of information that Marcelo Bielsa provides his players with as ‘incredible’, with the Leeds United head-coach still under pressure following his admission on spying on Derby County’s training.
Leeds’ boss admitted to sending someone to watch Derby’s training ahead of their game on January 11, with the EFL opening an investigation into the incident.
Bielsa moved to defend himself by hosting an hour-long press conference where he showed the media the lengths he goes to in preparing his side, including admitting that he watches over 300 hours of footage on Leeds’ opposition.
Discussing Bielsa’s decision to host the press conference, Warnock admitted some may have found it eye-opening, as well as comparing it to his own playing days.
“I think it was possibly an eye-opener to other managers to what needs to be done,” the Quest TV pundit exclusively told FLW.
“I’ve been frustrated in the past where I’ve worked with managers where they haven’t been organised, they haven’t given you the information that you think you should be getting.
“Whether that’s due to the managers I worked with at Liverpool earlier in my career, the likes of (Rafa) Benitez and (Gerard) Houllier, people like that who were very thorough in their approach to other teams.
“I think what he’s done, he’s been open and honest about what he’s done, whether it is right or wrong in the way he’s done it.
“Behind the scenes, the work that he puts in to make sure that his team goes onto that field knowing every little bit of detail that they’ve got is incredible.“
Over the course of the weekend, Leeds’ Championship rivals, including promotion hopefuls Norwich City, have been in contact with the governing bodies calling for a full investigation after Bielsa’s admissions.
After a week in the limelight, Leeds weren’t able to record a victory on Saturday against Stoke City, with Bielsa watching his side suffer a 2-1 defeat at the bet365 Stadium.
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