I feel like I should really be telling these two to get a room.
Given the amount of praise that he has shone down upon him in the past, it’s no wonder that he should be saying something like this.
There appears to be a little bit of a partnership growing between Manchester City and Leeds United in these past few years, and it’s all come down to their friendship. Not only have they been kind enough to send us Jack Harrison, but now they’ve also sent us Ian Poveda in our attempts to get back into the Premier League.
And by the sounds of it, that kind of partnership could continue if things stay the same at both clubs.
Speaking after his sides 4-0 victory over Fulham in the F.A Cup, Pep Guardiola was asked about his decision to send Poveda to Elland Road, and he explained exactly why he allowed Poveda to come to Elland Road, claiming that Bielsa was ‘one of the best, or maybe even the best manager in the world’.
Words that really struck a chord with the Leeds United fans, who took to Twitter to swoon over the City boss and his comments, using it as a real testament to just how good a coach Bielsa is.
Guardiola saying bielsa is best manager in world you’re correct hahaha top man https://t.co/X5ZHpBn5BP
— Keegan Mallender (@kmallenderr) January 26, 2020
Praise indeed from Pep to say that about our manager.
— DeanLUFC (@DeanLUFC1) January 26, 2020
Loving the flirty little look at the end.
— FionaCK 💙💛 (@FionaCK) January 26, 2020
@MackaC98 Some praise from Pep about Marcelo Bielsa 😀
— Alan Thorpe (@AlanThorpe20) January 26, 2020
I’m starting to like pep a hell of a lot. He’s got a lot of respect for marcelo and Leeds and it’s actually nice to see someone of that calibre praise us
— Ashley Griffith (@AshGriff__) January 26, 2020
Genuinely exited, Pep is sound
— Ollieunited WY 💙💛 (@ollieunited) January 26, 2020
Pep again talking about Leeds & Marcelo. When we get back up.. boom. We will be bigger than we’ve ever been. Leeds will rise, just a case of when.
— Butt Munchen (@ButtMunchen) January 26, 2020
It’s why the likes of wilder talk like bitter little men about bielsa because top coaches hold bielsa in high regard
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket 💙💛💙💛 (@delwright21) January 26, 2020
Will Poveda influence our promotion challenge?
Now, let’s just hope we get promoted so that he’ll stick around to let this partnership continue.