It’s safe to say that Marcelo Bielsa has made quite the impact with Leeds United since he was appointed as their manager back in then summer of 2018.
The Argentine guided the Yorkshire-based club to the play-offs in his first season, and despite the frustrating way in which their season concluded in the 2018/19 campaign, they’ve responded in the best way possible.
The Whites are currently sat top of the Championship table, and remain well on course to win a long-awaited promotion back into the Premier League this term.
Bielsa’s side are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham with just nine games remaining in this year’s campaign, although recent off-the-field events have called an abrupt halt to the sporting calendar.
One player that has played his part in Leeds’ impressive showings this season is Jack Harrison, who signed on loan for a second season at Elland Road in the summer of 2019.
Speaking in a recent interview for the MLS website, Harrison issued an insight into life working for Bielsa is like, and revealed that there are a considerable amount of meetings that take place.
“He likes to have a lot of meetings with his players. Before every game he has individual meetings with every player and before every game as well. We go over about ten minutes of clips, highlights of the game before and you basically explains things that you did well and things that you didn’t do well.”
Harrison has chipped in with five goals and seven assists in all competitions this season, and will be hoping he can continue to impress in front of the Elland Road faithful heading towards the conclusion of their league campaign.
The Manchester City loanee went on to state that he feels lucky to be working for a manager of Bielsa’s quality at Elland Road this season.
“So he shows it on a video exactly what he wants so for you as a player that’s great to see as you can see the things that you’re doing right and the things that you’re doing that are not helping the team or yourself.
“There’s a lot of video analysis, and a lot of tactical analysis as well. Ultimately it’s only helping myself as a player. I’m just trying to take in as much as possible. He’s got a great reputation and to be working with him I feel lucky.”
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Without Bielsa, Leeds wouldn’t be in the position they currently find themselves in.
It’s as simple as that. The Leeds boss had transformed the club both on and off the pitch, and I think he’s more than capable of keeping the Yorkshire-based club in the top-flight for many seasons to come if they do win promotion this season.
His detailed analysis of opponents, and high-intensity style of play have worked wonders with Leeds this season, and is one of the main reasons as to why they’re sat top of the Championship table.
He’s a manager that is one of the best in the world in my eyes, and I can see him taking the Whites to the next level.