It is not without reason that Marcelo Bielsa has been nicknamed 'El Loco'...
Wednesday lived the argentine manager full up to its reputation and, when he had hasteindkaldt to the press conference in Leeds.
The suddenly arranged press conference came in the wake of 'spygate', where Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to have sent an employee out to spy on one of the opponents in The Championship - Derby.
the Case has developed into a big scandal in the Uk, and both England's Football association (FA) and the English Football League (EFL), a counterpart to the Danish organization of division, has begun studies of Bielsa and Leeds' behavior.
Therefore wondered more media in, on Marcelo Bielsa on Wednesday would withdraw from his position as manager of Leeds United. Or at least make a public apology at the press conference. It was not the case.
instead, the press conference to an hour-long circus, where Marcelo Bielsa and his staff went through their very thorough analysis tools. Increasing the argentinian had even taken a very comprehensive PowerPoint show with the open-mouthed press, which puzzled watching the scene.
#LUFC BIELSA... and now we have a power point presentation on how Bielsa prepares for a game.... safe to say it's comprehensive! pic.twitter.com/ZoGdL5ex7l— West Yorkshire Sport (@WYSdaily) 16. January 2019
the Leeds meet on Saturday, Stoke in The Championship, and according to Bielsa as he held Wednesday's press conference in order not to steal the focus from the weekend match.
- I have invited to the press conference, because in the morning we will be holding the traditional press conference, and I am convinced that spionsagen would have taken much of the time, as I would rather spend on the struggle, opened Bielsa with and then came quickly with another controversial recognition.
- Many have condemned my behavior and said, that is immoral and against fair play. Some think I am cheated and many managers and former players believe, I have listed me disrespektfuldt. I observe all my rivals, we're playing against, and I have seen the training sessions from all of our opponents before we have met them.
- It is not illegal. It is not well regarded, but it is not against the law (...) I had no bad intentions, and I tried not to get unfair sporting advantages, said Bielsa, acknowledged that he sent a spy to the Derby to see if he could lure their startellever and get the knowledge about Derby's set pieces.
Then took the PowerPoint presentation again the upper hand, as the Leeds manager explained that he and the staff have seen all 51 Derby matches from last season.
- Why have we done it? Because we believe that it is professional behavior. We want to avoid to be ignorant of the league we play in, sounded enetalen from El Loco.
This is genuinely one of the Maddest/Genius things I've seen In footballBielsa outing @dcfcofficial two the entire league #LUFC pic.twitter.com/ICQDVkilzC— Isaac (@isaacmartin484) 16. January 2019
It all ended after 70 odd minutes when Marcelo Bielsa figuratively made a so-called 'mic drop', rose and went without looking back.
It is Saturday at 16: 00, Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds meetings Stoke out. Leeds leads the second-best English series with four points down to the closest pursuers.