As reported by footballfancast.com
When Marcelo Bielsa joined Leeds this summer, the footballing world barely knew how to react. Here was this exceptionally well-regarded coach taking his first job in English football with a Championship club who have, in recent years, massively underperformed.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described Leeds’ new boss as the best in the world in 2017, but no Premier League clubs decided to take the plunge by employing the Argentine and he has yet to win any major trophies in Europe.
However, the 63-year-old has already provided us with some magical moments of madness during his short tenure in charge of Leeds, and his side’s electric performance on Sunday was a shock for everyone seemingly both at Elland Road and watching around the world.
The Whites pressed with full intensity and their players began to go down with cramp towards the end of their first competitive game under the new boss.
What was obvious from the start of the game though, was the rather traditional 4-1-4-1 formation that Bielsa had set his side up in. This comes from a manager who is well known for implementing his 3-3-1-3 tactic wherever he goes and often likes to play central midfielders in defence.
There was none of that on Sunday though. Leeds lined up against Gary Rowett’s side with a flat back four made up of defenders playing in their favoured positions and the only new signing to start was ex-Wolves left-back Barry Douglas.
Kemar Roofe started ahead of the big-money