Monday, 20 July 2020 07:57

'El Loco' Marcelo Bielsa masterminds return of Leeds to English top-flight

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After 16 long and often painful years, fans of Leeds United have had double cause for celebration this weekend with a return to the top-flight of English football confirmed and the wrapping up of the Championship title, the club's first silverware in nearly 30 years. Since it last played in the Premier League, Leeds has tried 15 managers in a bid to restore it to its former glory days, but only the latest, a 64-year-old Argentinian with a reputation for eccentricity, hence his nickname "El Loco" (mad man), has succeeded. Marcelo Bielsa, who counts top coaches Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino among his admirers, is now a revered figure for fans of the northern England side, long a "sleeping giant" while sides across the Pennines in Manchester United and lately Manchester City have dominated the Premier League title race.
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