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Morning Leeds-in for 15 October: Bielsa proves he’s still El Loco with a huge donation

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So yeah, Marcelo Bielsa may have calmed down a little bit, seeing as he hasn’t shown up to a Leeds match with a hand grenade and all that, but he’s still a bit loco.

A report from the press in Argentina says that Bielsa has donated $2.5 million towards the building of a hotel by the training ground of his former club Newell’s Old Boys.

It’s rare to see the kind of relationship that Newell’s Old Boys and Bielsa have, but then again, how many other managers have stadiums named after them?

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Phil Hay rated every player on how they’ve played so far this year. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Brentford are “open” when looking for a replacement for Dean Smith, who left for Aston Villa last week. [BBC.com]

Our friends over at Coming Home Newcastle were lucky enough to interview former Toon defender turned pundit Warren Barton, and Barton doesn’t hold back on his opinions about Mike Ashley. [Coming Home Newcastle]

World Football Links

During the international break, Mexico’s club América celebrated their anniversary by losing in a friendly to Querétaro 2-1. [FMF State of Mind]

Thierry Henry named as manager of Monaco. [The Short Fuse]

Cristiano Biraghi’s late goal for Italy ensured a full three points against Poland. [Football-Italia.net]

What Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron’s potential transfer means for MLS. [Dirty South Soccer]

Silvio Berlisconi’s goal for Monza is to get the club to Serie A. [Football-Italia.net]

Italy and AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma says that Roberto Mancini has restored ‘calmness’ to the Azzurri. [Football-Italia.net]