The defensive midfielder has continued to impress this season for Leeds, and has been tipped to earn his first Three Lions cap before Euro 2020.
“It's something that Leeds, all the club, himself, his team-mates have to be proud of," said Bielsa, when asked to respond to claims Phillips could make the England squad.
“If that happens, it's not easy to get it. For this reason, everybody has to be proud.
“If not you became the national team manager! [Laughs].
“I worked as the national team manager in Argentina and Chile, and I didn't like other managers telling the press which players the national team had to pick so I don't want to make this mistake."