Leeds fans stunned as boss Marcelo Bielsa spotted in Morrisons buying tinned food ahead of Derby grudge match
Sept. 17, 2019
LEEDS fans were left stunned after boss Marcelo Bielsa was spotted in Morrisons buying tinned food ahead of the grudge match against Derby.
The Argentine chief, 64, was snapped wearing a Leeds branded tracksuit as he walked down the canned fish aisle in what's thought to be the Wetherby branch.
Leeds supporters couldn't believe it - and took to Twitter to profess their love for the down-to-earth boss.
One wrote: "Best thing about our legend is that he is just an ordinary guy on the outside and we love him for it all the more."
Another said: "The fact he wears the training kit is the most Bielsa thing ever."
A third added: "I bet he buys tinned tuna and turns it into fresh Salmon... he’s that good!"
Best thing about our legend is that he is just an ordinary guy on the outside and we love him for it all the more. — Barrie Worsnop (@gillroydmor) September 17, 2019
The fact he wears the training kit is the most Bielsea thing ever — Joe (@Jpb130) September 17, 2019
I bet he buys tinned tuna and turns it into fresh Salmon.... he’s that good!!!! — David Dolby (@DolbyDavid) September 17, 2019
You just can't not love this man!!! #bielsa #lufc #mot — Khalil Rehman (@alritehorse) September 17, 2019
I like him. — Alastair Don (@AlastairDon) September 17, 2019
The boss was getting the goods in as he readies his troops for the mammoth match with Derby.
The two clubs were involved in a series of high-profile incidents last season - including Spygate.
Leeds were fined £200,000 after Bielsa admitted to sending a spy to keep an eye on the Rams' training session - then under the leadership of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
As if by design, the two giants then went head-to-head in the Championship play-offs semi-finals - with Derby taking the heated two-legged affair 4-3 on aggregate.
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The Rams had lost 1-0 at home, but stormed to a 4-2 win at Elland Road as both sides finished with ten men.
But Leeds will go into the game full of beans on the back of their 2-0 win in the Yorkshire derby at Barnsley this weekend.
Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score and then win a penalty as the visitors left it late to grab all three points.