Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds boss ‘top of the list’ – Pep Guardiola

Marcelo Bielsa: Leeds boss ‘top of the list’ – Pep Guardiola

Bielsa’s Leeds won the Championship this year after finishing third last term

Marcelo Bielsa is “absolutely at the top of the list” as a manager, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Argentine Bielsa guided Leedsback to the Premier Leagueafter a 16-year absence and his team have since been crowned Championship winners.

“He has done an exceptional job,” Guardiola said.

“He is unique in world football because of the special way he plays. I learnt a lot about his style, his final product. He’s an incredible person, so special.”

Bielsa has managed Argentina and Chile at international level and clubs including Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille, beforejoining Leeds in 2018.

“It will be incredible for English football to have him in the Premier League next season,” added Guardiola.

“Winning titles helps to have a job next season but at the end of your life, what you remember is not the titles you have won, what you remember is the memories you have and whether the manager taught you a lot.

“What we remember are the experiences and the memories, the players you have had, the managers you have had. Marcelo is at the top of the list. Absolutely at the top of the list.”

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