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Leeds boss Bielsa: Why you can't compare Guardiola and Mourinho

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa says it's a non-argument comparing the style of football employed by Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

Urged to compare Manchester City's approach to Mourinho's Manchester United, Bielsa refused to bite.

The Argentine said, "[Sir Alex] Ferguson who was a great coach, never won without a certain style of play. But it would be very unfair for the public to think that success is determined by one way or a different way.

"[By comparing Guardiola and Mourinho] what you are doing is comparing tastes or personal feelings – if you try to simplify football to Guardiola versus Mourinho for example. No coach will tell you that the style of football you play is more important than success – but what they might say, is that, with this style, we will be in the best position to put our closer to gaining success."

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