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Coleman: The massive compliment Mascherano gave Leeds boss Bielsa...

Former Wales coach Chris Coleman has no doubts about the ability of Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Bielsa, who has been in charge at Elland Road since 2018, has fully implemented his style on the Whites, who are now one of the most energetic and high-tempo teams to watch.

And Coleman has opened up on a conversation he had with Javier Mascherano during their time at Chinese club Hebei China Fortune.

He recalled on Sky Sports: “They (Leeds) are fantastic. One of the reasons I like watching them is because it doesn't matter who they're playing against, they're going to play the same way and go for the three points.

"I think Marcelo Bielsa this season, since he's come to Leeds, people have started talking about it and Jamie (Carragher) would know him from a long time ago as well, he's that coach that I've studied and read about for a long time.

"I worked with Javier Mascherano in China and he spoke about Bielsa, he said, 'the one thing after you've worked with him, after a player, you know he's improved you'.

"You cannot give a coach a bigger compliment than that and what he's done at Leeds is absolutely fantastic and the way they play is much to be admired, for sure."

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