By Pranav Shahaney

12th Nov, 2021 | 9:10am

Mark Jackson: Marcelo Bielsa influence has been phenomenal

Leeds United U-23 head coach Mark Jackson has credited Marcelo Bielsa for changing the culture around Elland Road.

He has also praised the Argentine for changing the way he analyses the game and believes that it’s been an eye-opening experience for him.

Since Bielsa’s arrival, Leeds have gone from being a mid-table Championship side to finishing in the top half in the Premier League.

“I’ve learned so much,” Jackson told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“There are things that make you go ‘why have I not seen that before, something as simple as that and how you can adapt it?’ It is phenomenal really, it has really opened my eyes and benefited me as an individual.

“On matchdays I sit in the stand [at Elland Road] with Adam Underwood [academy chief] and a few players. We’re always analysing to get better.”

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Bielsa has revolutionised this club in ways no other man has in the modern era.

His attention to detail has been second to none and his beliefs will still be followed at Elland Road when he’s gone.

The likes of Jackson and other coaches at Thorp Arch will certainly have been influenced by his method of working and some of them could go on to become successful managers in the future.

Everyone was excited when he walked through the door at Elland Road, but few would’ve thought he would’ve had this kind of impact.

There was a reputation of him being a disruptive figure and throwing tantrums whenever his authority was questioned, but none of that has happened at Leeds.

Everything behind the scenes has been ceremonious and we’re delighted to watch this team play week in and week out.

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