Quick links

Leeds United

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa named by Benoit Cheyrou as his worst ever coach

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds boss can't please everybody.

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux (FCGB) and Marseille (OM) on April 12, 2015 at the Chaban-...

Marcelo Bielsa is living up to his world class credentials at Leeds United.

Named as an inspiration to managers Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino, Bielsa is admired by top class players like Benjamin Mendy and Alexis Sanchez.

However, in life you can never please everybody, and the latest player to discuss the Leeds boss is proof of that.

Retired French midfielder Benoit Cheyrou has named Bielsa as his worst ever coach, in an interview across the channel.

 

Cheyrou is quoted by BFM TV, responding to a question over his worst ever manager.

He said: "Yes, maybe Marcelo Bielsa, I only knew him for three months, but it was really hard working with him."

Cheyrou, 37, named Eric Gerets as his favourite manager he played under.

Benoit Cheyrou #8 of Toronto FC comes over to teammates to celebrate the goal that ties the match while goalkeeper Luis Robles 31 gets up from missing to block the shot during theToronto...

Bielsa managed Marseille in 2014-15. In October 2014, Cheyrou's contract was terminated, having failed to play a single game under Bielsa.

He had signed for the French side in 2007 from Auxerre for £4 million. It's little wonder he does not remember Bielsa fondly.

The Leeds boss has shown a similarly ruthless streak this season, as the swathes of players sent out on loan in the summer demonstrates.

Coach of Lille Marcelo Bielsa during the French Ligue 1 match between Lille OSC (LOSC) and Olympique de Marseille (OM) at Stade Pierre Mauroy on October 29, 2017 in Lille, France.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch