'It'll be some train to get on' - Championship managers tipping Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United for Premier League return

Leeds United have been tipped for promotion by a number of opposition managers this season already - but what exactly have they said?

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 10:33 am
Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa. (Image: JPIMedia)

Marcelo Bielsa's outfit are searching to end a 16-year absence from England's elite, and Championship bosses have been high in their praise across the campaign after playing the Whites. Here's what some of them have said out United's promotion hopes with 10 games to go...

"If they get in the Premier League, it'll be some train to get on, it'll only go one way. I've been there. It's an incredible club."
"They won't fall short this season. You look at his team, you can see it, you can feel it, he's got them under remote control. They are in a very strong position."

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"Us and Leeds. Its much easier to be in the shade and nobody is talking about you, but still I wouldnt swap with any of the teams that are below us."
"I think they go up. I think they were unlucky not to go up last year. I thought they were the best side last year - nothing's changed."
"I think they're a Premier League team... they're a top team, I've no doubt they'll probably go and get promoted this year."
"Leeds are very talented. After what happened previously the focus is very much on them. [Marcelo Bielsa] is an outstanding manager, they're a talented team and on May 3, I'm sure they'll be right there."
"I would like to wish Leeds well they're a fantastic club. These fans are such strong supporters, they deserve success and I hope success comes to them this season."
"I backed them last year and I'd probably back them again this year. They're going through a sticky patch but they're the best team by far we've played."
"It looks that way [promotion]. They've always looked strong for me. I didn't see them as a team out of form in anyway, they seemed to be like a well oiled machine to me."
"I have said it all along, the ambition of that club is clear. Last year, I said at the start, that was the year for them, now they have had another right go for it. They will be expecting (promotion)."
"I think you can see why Leeds have ambitions to get promotion this year."
"We've competed with the best team in the league. These are the best team, we nullified them today. I see them cutting through teams."