Marcelo Bielsa has been named alongside Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool), Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern Munich), Julen Lopetegui (Sevilla) and Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) as nominees for the FIFA Coach of the year award for 2020.
The Argentine ended Leeds United’s 16-year wait to return to The Premier League, guiding the squad to a league title with a club-record 93 points.
Not only did he achieve this mountain of a task, but he also continued the incredible development of a squad that finished 14th in The Championship a few years ago, adding few players in the market and teaching the squad to play beautiful football.
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This has continued in The Premier League as Leeds look to adapt to their new environment. It’s been tough so far and it will continue to be so, but Bielsa has still been developing his players through this transition, even for players into their 30s.
You can vote for Marcelo Bielsa on the FIFA website here.