Marcelo Bielsa says he hasn’t become a success overnight simply by leading Leeds United to the Championship title and the Premier League promotion and shifting the praise to his players.

Leeds won promotion on Friday after the loss of Huddersfield Town’s second-placed West Bromwich Albion, before being confirmed as champions with Brentford ‘s defeat by Stoke City.

“I have been working in football for 30 years and one title doesn’t change much, the percentage of trophies I have,” said Bielsa (via Reuters), who took charge of Leeds in 2018 after trophy-less stints with Marseille, Lazio, and Lille.

“What makes me happy is the fact that I did this project with this group of playeover of two years. I’m known for this job at Leeds but frankly, I think our players’ talent was more than my leadership’s skill or talent to make the difference in the promotion.”

Bielsa ‘s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and the Argentine has remained tight-lipped about his future.

“I don’t want to dwell about myself. I don’t think it’s time to talk about this right now,” he said.


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