It’s no secret that Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa isn’t a conventional coach.
In fact, the Argentine is downright unconventional in quite a lot of different ways; from the blue bucket that he sits on during games, to the intense fitness sessions that he subjects his players to.
Whether you agree with his methods or not, few can deny that Bielsa is one hell of a coach.
Leeds had finished 13th in the Championship a couple of months before his appointment in 2018 and fast forward two-and-a-half years, they’re 12th in the Premier League.
Bielsa’s side have also established themselves as the entertainers of the top flight.
Only four Premier League teams have scored more than them this season – and Manchester City aren’t one of them – but by the same token, only one outfit has conceded more – West Brom.
With goals flying in at both ends, the 65-year-old’s United side are favoured among the neutrals this season.
After securing their top-flight return after a 16-year absence last summer, Leeds had plenty of money to spend and broke their club record on a £30 million deal for Rodrigo.
And the former Valencia attacker has told Marca that he has never encountered somebody like the South American before, claiming he is a ‘myth come true’.
He said: “It’s a myth come true [laughs]. He has a different way of working, a much more analytical methodology, totally different from what I had encountered, with great conviction in his style, in the way he wants his teams to play