BBC pundit slams 'disgusting' Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds boss admits sending spy to Derby.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds United looks on during the FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on January 6, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted sending a spy to watch Derby's training session.

The Mirror report Bielsa told Sky Sports: "I am responsible for this incident. It's not about being legal or illegal or right or wrong.

 

"I'm responsible for it and didn't ask the permission of Leeds United to do it. I have been using this practice since the qualifications of the World Cup in Argentina.

"It is not illegal and we have talked about it publicly and in the press."

Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United arrives ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on January 01, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

The comments are quite remarkable and were put to pundit Jermaine Jenas on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Jenas slammed Bielsa's behaviour, commenting: "Its disguisting. Its out of order. I don't see how it doesn't have any negative implications on the team.

"Its not the right thing to do, he needs to stop doing it

"The bottom line of it is he's cheated."

Bielsa is known for his maverick methods but this is quite unheard of in British football.

The FA are investigating the matter and may seek to punish Leeds despite there being no specific laws against it.

This story is going to run and run.

Leeds United's Marcelo Bielsa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United  at City Ground on January 1, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

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