By Mark Smith

30th Apr, 2020 | 5:30pm

Lee Johnson admits to being given education by 'top-man' Bielsa when discussing C'Ship

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has admitted that he has been taught a lesson by Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa in the past two years.

Johnson is known for his poor relationship with Leeds fans and hasn’t won a game against the Whites since Bielsa arrived.

The Robins have a history of being in-and-around the play-offs in the Championship and falling at the final hurdle, something which could definitely happen with nine left to play.

Johnson claimed the Championship is great for young managers to learn, especially when coming up against the likes of Bielsa.

“It’s almost an education, every game that you’re going into,” he told Anthony Hudson’s Masterminds podcast.

“It coincides in probably the top man in the world in terms of Bielsa.

“It’s very interesting to not only watch his teams and study but it’s another thing to feel it as a coach against such a top coach.

Bielsa has definitely taught Johnson a lesson on more than one occasion, and us Leeds fans have certainly taken advantage of that by rubbing salt in the wound.

Just take the recent 1-0 demolition job of the Robins at Elland Road before the enforced Coronavirus break. Leeds may have only scored once, but it could easily have been five.

Leeds kept 68.4% possession as well as having 20 shots on goal – 17 more than their opposition. Even more impressive, the Whites completed 282 more successful passes according to WhoScored, and that was definitely a footballing lesson.

In other Leeds United news, YEP sources suggest chances of season ending, could see Leeds ‘almost certainly’ promoted