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Manager of the Month: Marcelo Bielsa

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for August.

7 September 2018

The Argentine has made an exceptional start at Elland Road, giving outsiders such as Mateusz Klich a chance to impress and his players licence to attack at will. Six unbeaten games yielded 14 points and took them top.  

George Burley chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “Marcelo arrived in England this summer with a tremendous reputation, which is clearly warranted based on how Leeds have performed in the opening six games.

“Entertaining but organised, the team has taken to his methods quickly and their early form suggests they will be strong contenders for promotion come May.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “What an impact Bielsa has made at Leeds United. After last year’s great start under Thomas Christiansen, the fans won’t yet be getting carried away, but there is the sense that this team is different.

“The style of play which Bielsa was known for in Spain and led him being touted to some of the biggest clubs in Europe is already in evidence at Elland Road and the players are responding to his methods.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Bielsa’s first six games in charge of Leeds saw them win four and draw two, leaving his team top of the Sky Bet Championship table."

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