Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa tackled his first press conference for the Whites, and fans seem impressed with the new boss.
The Argentine manager spoke for 80 minutes to journalists at Thorp Arch, Leeds’ training ground, answering a series of questions in his native Spanish through a translator.
Some of the highlights of Bielsa’s press conference included him stating that he watched every single one of Leeds’ 51 matches last season, as many as 15 players could be on their way out of the club this summer and he wants to play attacking football.
When asked whether he preferred Brian Clough’s or Don Revie’s playing style for Leeds, Bielsa replied: “In terms of winning the right way, I prefer to lose rather than cheat or play tricks.”
Leeds fans have been reacting to his first press conference on social media, and it appears that fans are almost universally happy with what their new boss had to say.
Liking this man A LOT
— Darren Smith (@darrennsmith) June 25, 2018
Has an aura. Seems measured. Relaxed. Like nothing we’ve seen before.
— Carl Lomax (@a_non_e_mouse) June 25, 2018
He’s ace!!! Seems to know the crack, very intelligent and measured….just as i expected. Feeling positive about the season.
— Ian Armson (@iarmson) June 25, 2018
He’s so correct. Love it!
— Even (@Evennorge) June 25, 2018
Very exciting times mate. Clearly an intelligent man and knows what he wants to do!
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) June 25, 2018
Feels like he already gets it
— Graham (@G_Balfe) June 25, 2018