Marcelo Bielsa's impressive Leeds start draws praise from Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri

LOSC Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa reacts during a press conference at the 'Domaine de Luchin' on August 5, 2017 in Camphin-en-Pevele, northern France on the eve of the...

The Sheffield Wednesday forward was a target for Leeds United three years ago.

LOSC Lille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa reacts during a press conference at the 'Domaine de Luchin' on August 5, 2017 in Camphin-en-Pevele, northern France on the eve of the...

Marcelo Bielsa's blistering start to the season at Leeds United has led to praise from a number of unlikely sources - including Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri.

Bielsa beat title favourites Stoke City 3-1 in his first competitive game as Leeds head coach, which was broadcast live to the nation on Sunday afternoon.

 

The result was made all the more impressive as it was achieved with 10 of last season's team, which lumbered to a 14th-place finish, involved in the starting line up.

And it is understandable then that Bielsa has received most of the plaudits so far - even from those you might not expect to provide them.

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Posting via his Instagram story on Sunday, Forestieri - who was a target for Leeds before he arrived at Sheffield Wednesday - wrote: "El loco [Crazy] Bielsa", adding the praising hands emoji.

And while Wednesday fans are unlikely to take too kindly to one of their players lauding a rival club's employee, the 28-year-old has a valid excuse - being a native of Rosario, Argentina, the city where Bielsa is revered for his time in charge of Newell's Old Boys.

Fernando Forestieri of Sheffield Wednesday and Eunan O'Kane of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on...

Newell's, for whom Forestieri played as a youth, even named their stadium after the 63-year-old in 2009.

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