Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa seen watching football on his laptop while on the bus to Elland Road

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa was spotted watching football on his laptop on a bus from Leeds city centre to Elland Road.

Saturday, 8th August 2020, 6:00 am

The Whites' coach, who guided Leeds back to the Premier League after 16 years, is well-known for his obsessive attention to detail and rigorous analysis of opponents' matches.

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But he is known too for his frugal lifestyle - living above a shop in Wetherby and walking daily to the club's Thorp Arch training ground.

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Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa on the bus to Elland Road.

And it seems Bielsa is also not above hopping on the bus and buying a day rider.

Huge Leeds fan Lewis Robinson was sent a snap of Bielsa on the bus by his dad on Wednesday morning.

He posted on Facebook: "Bielsa getting the 52 bus from town to Elland Road, my dad sat behind him whilst he's watching football on his laptop.

"Best manager in the world and buys a day rider! What a guy ALAW."

Lewis said he was told Bielsa was watching Tuesday's Brentford versus Fulham match. "Presumably for Benrahma, I hope," Lewis said.

He added: "When I received the photo I was in absolute shock that my dad got to meet God himself.

"My dad is not big on football but I assumed because he was in his orbit for two minutes he would come home sit on his fishing bucket and start writing tactics for next season!

"I think Bielsa is the best thing to happen to Leeds since Don Revie, his grace, passion and fairness has given Leeds the reputation and acknowledgement they deserve.

"I think the Prem are not ready for our high press and we will be back in Europe before Bielsa's bus ticket expires! ALAW."