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Leeds boss Bielsa called Wigan coach Rioch for Gelhardt praise

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has praised Wigan academy coach Gregor Rioch for the development work he did with Joe Gelhardt.

The Telegraph says Bielsa called Rioch last week to show his appreciation for the time and effort the Latics dedicated for Gelhardt throughout the years.

The Whites youngster joined the League One outfit's academy in 2013 and trained under the son of former Arsenal boss Bruce Rioch, who helped him rise through the ranks and make his senior debut five years later.

The forward's performances at the DW Stadium caught the eye of the Yorkshire-based club, who signed him last year for a fee in the region of £1million.


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