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I can't guarantee promotion but I'll do it my way at Leeds: Bielsa


By Mark Walker

Marcelo Bielsa made no promises, but his first press conference as Leeds boss gave some insight into why he is considered one of the world's most influential managers.

Leeds have turned to Bielsa in their quest to end their 14-year Premier League exile, and owner Andrea Radrizzani spoke of "a new chapter in the club's history" when introducing the 62-year-old Argentinian.

The former Argentina and Chile boss signed a two-year deal, worth a reported £2m, to succeed Paul Heckingbottom.

He refused to guarantee promotion from the Championship in his first season, but did promise Leeds fans the same meticulous approach for which he has a global reputation.

"I've seen all 51 games Leeds played last season and the two friendlies in Asia, so I've got opinions and made my mind up on all of them," Bielsa said when asked of the squad.

"I believe the players have enough ability about them to take on board what I have to offer, to put my ideas into action on the field."

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