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Pep - I've got a lot of admiration for Marcelo Bielsa

Pepe Clotet.
Pepe Clotet.

He is not only a very good coach when it comes to setting a team to play but he is a coach that develops talent.

Pep Clotet.

Pep Clotet says that he is firm fan of Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa and the methods he uses in coaching players and managing teams.

Clotet has observed Bielsa in action during several spells and says his own understanding of the game has been aided by watching the 64-year-old Argentinian.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's game between Blues and The Whites at Elland Road, Clotet said: "The way that I understand the game, a big impact is thanks to his (Bielsa's) work.

"When you analyse and watch his teams play and what he does, I know exactly how he trains because I have researched it.

"I went and saw him train and I saw a lot of his games, not only here but when he was in Lille, Marseille, Bilbao and when he was with Argentina.

"I remember when I was on my Pro Licence in Barcelona in 2002/03 he came with the Argentina national team for a camp preparing for a tournament.

"I remember all the training sessions and I saw things that I hadn’t seen before and I understand now the meaning of them.

"He is not only a very good coach when it comes to setting a team to play but he is a coach that develops talent, that improves the player, plays young players and that’s something I admire because he has the right mindset to not judge age but judge talent."

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