Marcelo Bielsa shocked the footballing world on Wednesday night as – while Leeds fans were surely on tenterhooks that his surprise press conference amidst ‘Spygate’ may culminate in his resignation – he revealed that he had been extensively scouting every team in the Championship and sending staff to training grounds to get information on their opponents all season long.
The Argentine decided to combat his critics by showing them more examples of the exact thing they were criticising him for with a brilliant PowerPoint presentation and the depth that he went into caused some to even label him a genius.
However, for all his tactical nous, the 63-year-old may have accidentally given away his January transfer plans in the process – one eagle-eyed viewer spotted a folder that seemed to be a report of sorts on Swansea’s Daniel James.
The 21-year-old winger has been linked with a move to Elland Road but a deal has yet to be agree, however that hasn’t stopped Whites fans from getting excited after Bielsa’s presser.
You can find the best of the reaction on Twitter below…
Did it on purpose. If the lad watched that press conference he’s already handed in a transfer request. The most discreet yet deliberate tapping up in the history of sport. The man is god.
— Macca 💙💛 (@macca7292) January 16, 2019
Daniel James has already signed its just James & Swansea don’t know it yet ?? Bielsa is that good!!
— David Leeds Goulding ?? (@Goulding2D) January 16, 2019
— Rich Drew (@RichDrew27) January 16, 2019
Definitely meant for the public to see. He doesn’t speak English so why isn’t it in Spanish?? ?? for the eyes of James me thinks… even more likely to want to join a manager with such an amazingly thorough way of working!
— Daniel Fattorini (@DMFattorini) January 16, 2019
— Jamie Sealy (@jamiesealy1988) January 16, 2019
Be a naughty signing
— Danny Croft (@Danny_Croft01) January 16, 2019