Adam Forshaw raves about Leeds' Marcelo Bielsa

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Stade Malherbe de Caen on August 8, 2015 at the...

Marcelo Bielsa might be the real star for Leeds United this season.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on April 13, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Adam Forshaw has been singing the praises of Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds are four games away from promotion to the Premier League, though it could come sooner if Sheffield United continue to slip up.

The Whites shocked the Championship by appointing the former Argentina and Athletic Bilbao boss last summer, but Bielsa looks every inch the mastermind that he is billed to be.

A number of Leeds players has improved under his guidance - including Forshaw, a £4.5 million signing by United in January of 2018 [The Daily Mail].

 

Man-management is a key facet of the 63-year-old's style, and the Liverpudlian midfielder credits Bielsa with changing him as a footballer.

He told a Leeds matchday program, as quoted by The Yorkshire Evening Post: "He's helped me so much. He's made me think about the game completely differently. I like to think I have a decent knowledge of the game, but he has widened my horizons massively.

"He's made me think, improved me in different areas and in more than one position, playing as a four or as an eight, or sometimes dropping in between the back two. I think going forwards, regardless of what happens in my career, I will take so much from him."

Bielsa's side host Wigan Athletic at Elland Road on Friday. If they win and the Blades lose, the West Yorkshire side will have a six-point cushion in the automatic promotion places, with three Championship games to go.

9th April 2019, Deepdale, Preston, England; EFL Championship football, Preston North End versus Leeds United; Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa before the game

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