Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa stuns an U11 team by turning up at their training session

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa stuns an U11 team by turning up at their training session… with the Argentine telling the youngsters they’re going to play Murderball!

  • Marcelo Bielsa stunned an U11 team by turning up at their training session 
  • The Leeds boss took charge of a 90 minute practice on Monday evening
  • Bielsa told the youngsters they would be playing his infamous ‘Murderball’
  • The Argentine is expected to sign a new contract to remain Leeds manager 

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa shocked an U11 football team by turning up to take charge of their training session on Monday evening. 

Instead of jetting off on holiday like most Premier League managers, Bielsa decided to pass on his wisdom to a local team during a 90 minute practice, much to the delight of the young players.

The Argentine is out of contract with Leeds this summer but is expected to agree a deal to remain at Elland Road for at least one more season. 

Marcelo Bielsa shocked an U11 team by turning up take their training session on Monday

Marcelo Bielsa shocked an U11 team by turning up take their training session on Monday

The Leeds Untied boss posed for pictures after putting the team through their paces

The Leeds Untied boss posed for pictures after putting the team through their paces

The Leeds Untied boss posed for pictures after putting the team through their paces

And his presence at the training session on Monday indicates he is very much settled and happy in Yorkshire.

The manager even told the young players they would be playing ‘Murderball’ – an intense, non-stop football drill which he has used with his first-team stars.

Leeds fan Matthew Price, who was watching from the sidelines, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: ‘He (Bielsa) turned up and told them they were all playing Murderball – which they thought was fantastic.

The Argentine is out of contract with Leeds this summer but is expected to sign a new deal

The Argentine is out of contract with Leeds this summer but is expected to sign a new deal

The Argentine is out of contract with Leeds this summer but is expected to sign a new deal

‘He was winding them up saying they were going to play it for three hours.

‘The kids just loved it. They couldn’t believe that he turned up to train them.

‘Through his interpreter he told them he was going to train them today.

‘He’s a hero to them – he’s a hero to us all – but to these kids he’s an even bigger hero.’

Bielsa led Leeds to ninth place finish in their first season back in the top flight after a 17-year absence. 

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