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Leeds boss Bielsa: Leicester manager Rodgers a referential coach

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa admits he's a fan of Leicester City counterpart Brendan Rodgers.

Leeds come up against a Leicester side that was in Europa League action on Thursday night, while Bielsa's side have had a full week to prepare for the Premier League meeting.

"The teams that play in two competitions, they normally prepare themselves for this," Bielsa said when asked if it offers his team a big advantage.

"I'm referring to the amount of players they have and also the way they prepare. The loads they have and the rest."

On Foxes boss Rodgers, Bielsa added: "From my point of view he's one of the referential coaches in this league due to what he has constructed in his team. He does not have one formation that's referential, not because he changes them constantly but he changes with sense.

"Every year that goes past they have better individualities than they did the previous year. Not only due to their signings, but also due to the development and how they have maintained their players."

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