Why Marcelo Bielsa won't be making any changes to Leeds United's training ground

New Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa believes that Thorp Arch is a "top class" facility that may only require a "slight change here or there."

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 12:46 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th June 2018, 4:50 am
Marcelo Bielsa.

The Argentine has been known for implementing changes at a handful of his former teams with French side Lille his most recent venture in which he departed in difficult circumstances last December.

Head coach Bielsa gets busy working out Leeds United’s best future optionsBielsa installed bungalows at the club for his players to recuperate in during an intense double and triple session pre-season plan, with some of the squad deciding to take residence there, but the 62-year-old has revealed he won't be making any major changes to the Whites training base anytime soon.

"It's a top class training centre," Bielsa admitted.

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Marcelo Bielsa.

"It doesn't need any tinkering with or alterations. There might be a slight change here or there but nothing that is really excessively required at all."

Asked jokingly whether he had any plans to make the players sleep over he replied with a smirk: "I've not made my mind up to do that but I'll take it as a suggestion."

Behind the scenes with Leeds United at Thorp ArchBielsa was also questioned over how his English lessons were coming along and whether he intended to learn the language during his time at Leeds.

"I've got lots to thank my mother for," continued the Argentine.

"But one thing in particular was that I was sent to English classes for 15 years when I was a kid, hoping that today I would be conducting this in English.

"I will try, but I said the same in France and didn't manage it."