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Tony Pulis questions whether Marcelo Bielsa will be backed by the Leeds United board in January

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa shouts instructions to his team from the technical area during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road...

Leeds United secured a comfortable win against Blackburn Rovers over the weekend.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa gives sweets to the young fans as he arrives at Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland...

Tony Pulis doesn't think Leeds United have reached the levels of performances they produced last season as he expressed his worry towards the Elland Road boardroom. 

The former Championship manager has claimed that Marcelo Bielsa will be well aware of what Leeds need to earn promotion, but he questioned whether those in the boardroom have the funds to back their manager.

Bielsa likes to work with a small squad, so it's not about bringing in the numbers to help the team out, but the fans will be hoping that if their man in charge needs a certain player then those in suits can deliver it for him.


Speaking to EFL on Quest (09/11/19 at 9:40 pm), Pulis, who would have come up against Bielsa last season, shared his thoughts on their performances. 

"He [Bielsa] will know what they need [to earn promotion]," Pulis told EFL on Quest. "It's just whether the board can afford to bring in what he needs.

"They came very, very close last year and a lot of people were surprised at the end of the season that they never did it because at the beginning of the season I thought they were absolutely outstanding.

"I couldn't see them being stopped and they fell away at the end. But I still don't think they have reached what they did last year in the performances and levels."

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani in the dug out area before the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road on October 19, 2019...

Leeds United's 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday ensured that they remain level on points with second-placed Preston North End in the Championship table.

Slaven Bilic's West Brom, who have only been beaten by Leeds this season, are sitting top of the tree, as they have been the outstanding team so far during this campaign.

Both Leeds and West Brom suffered play-off heartache last season when they were beaten by Derby County and Aston Villa in the semi-finals. 

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates with Mile Jedinak and Jed Steer of Aston Villa after winning the penalty shoot out during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final: Second Leg...

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