Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa is no stranger to watching football games, as he lives and breathes the sport he manages in.

The South American will be preparing for the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon, but he still found time for another clash.

Huddersfield entertained Nottingham Forest on Friday evening, and Carlos Corberan’s men managed to pick up all three points in a 1-0 win.

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Sky Sports and many others pictured Bielsa in the stands at the John Smith’s Stadium, as he took in the action of his former coach.

The Whites boss gave his permission for the Spaniard to leave after many years with the first-team and academy at Elland Road.

Bielsa will have been impressed with what he saw, as Corberan tries to implement what he learnt from his famous counterpart from their time together.

Huddersfield players have already started to complete games of murderball in training, as the Leeds influence remains clear in his methods of work.

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Why else could Bielsa have been present?

Bielsa is frequently spotted at the under-23 games at Thorp Arch, and although he likes his players to develop close to home, loan opportunities have arisen this season.

Many players have been linked with a switch to our close rivals, with Corberan looking to bring back some of his youngsters from last season.

The likes of Robbie Gotts and Kamil Miazek have sparked interest from the Terriers, and although Bielsa wasn’t taking a mass of notes, he will have been analysing.

Bielsa will want to know that the John Smith’s is the perfect place for his younger players to spend a season, and Alfie McCalmont’s exit on Friday could open the exit floodgates.

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