Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa stuns a U11 team by popping up during their training session

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Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa stunned a U11 team by showing up to their training… with the Argentinian telling the youngsters they would be playing three hours of his infamous Murderball practice!

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

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa shocked a U11 football team by taking charge of their training session on Monday night.

Rather than go on holiday like most Premier League managers, Bielsa decided to pass on his wisdom to a local team during a 90-minute training session, much to the delight of the young players.

The Argentine has no contract with Leeds this summer but is expected to strike a deal to stay at Elland Road for at least one more season.

Marcelo Bielsa shocked a U11 team by attending their training on Monday

Leeds Untied boss posed for photos after putting the team to the test

Leeds Untied boss posed for photos after putting the team to the test

And his attendance at training on Monday indicates that he is very settled and happy in Yorkshire.

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

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

The Argentinian has no contract with Leeds this summer, but is expected to sign a new one

The Argentinian has no contract with Leeds this summer, but is expected to sign a new one

“He was winding them up and said they would play it for three hours.

“The kids just loved it. They couldn’t believe he showed up to train them.

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

“He’s a hero to them—he’s a hero to all of us—but to these kids, he’s an even bigger hero.”

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

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