LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa instructed his team to allow an opponent to score an uncontested goal amid extraordinary incidents in a key second-tier match in England on...
EFL fines Leeds after Bielsa admits to spying on training
LEEDS, England (AP) — The English Football League has fined Leeds 200,000 pounds ($259,000) for spying on one of Derby's training sessions.
The competition organizer says Leeds also "received a formal reprimand and warning to the effect that the club's conduct fell significantly short of the standards expected by the EFL and must not be repeated."
Manager Marcelo Bielsa accepted responsibility for having a club employee spy on Derby's practice ahead of their league match last month.
‘Everybody does it’: Guardiola, others weigh in on ‘Spygate’
Pep Guardiola virtually passed it off with a shrug.
Roy Hodgson was incredulous.
Steven Gerrard called for a rule change.
'Spygate' is the talk of English soccer, and there seems to be no consensus among managers — young and old; British or from abroad — about how it should be regarded.
Bielsa admits to watching all opponents’ training sessions
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to watching all of his opponents' training sessions before their matches this season in a remarkable hour-long news conference in which the enigmatic Argentine coach disclosed the extent of his research and planning.
Leeds facing action for spying on opposition team
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds is facing disciplinary action for sending a member of the club's staff to spy on an opposition team in a training session.
The English Football League has launched an investigation into the incident, for which Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has accepted responsibility.
Before the 2-0 win over Derby in the second-tier League Championship on Friday, the former Argentina and Chile coach admitted to sending a colleague to the opposition training ground the previous day.
Leeds to remind Bielsa to be honest after spying on rival
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds says it will remind manager Marcelo Bielsa of the need to demonstrate "integrity and honesty" after apologizing to League Championship rival Derby for spying on its training ground.
Before Friday's 2-0 second-tier win over Derby, Bielsa admitted to sending a staff member to the opposition training ground the previous day.
The former Argentina and Chile coach insisted it was not his intention to gain an advantage, and said he had behaved in a similar manner in the past.
Leeds coach Bielsa accepts responsibility in spy row
DERBY, England (AP) — Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa is known for his meticulous planning and attention to detail when it comes to preparing his teams for matches.
He took it too far this week.
Bielsa, as coach of English second-tier team Leeds, has accepted responsibility for having a club employee spy on opponent Derby County's training session ahead of their league match on Friday.
Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina
CHABAS, Argentina (AP) — At age 7, Candelaria Cabrera goes after the soccer ball with determination. She drives toward her rivals without caring much about getting hurt and deftly manages the bumps on the dirt field.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Marcelo Bielsa refused to make any Premier League promotion promises when he addressed the media as Leeds United manager for the first time on Monday.
The former Argentina and Chile coach signed a two-year deal with second-tier Leeds earlier this month, with the option of a third season.
"It's imprudent to promise something which you know can never be guaranteed," said Bielsa, 62, via a translator. "At the same time, not to dream about (promotion) would be impossible.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Volatile Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa has landed his first managerial job in England after taking charge of second-tier club Leeds.
The 62-year-old Bielsa is a highly respected tactician after impressive coaching spells with Argentina and Chile, and won top-flight league titles in his native country with Newell's Old Boys and Velez Sarsfield.
Record number of Argentine coaches at World Cup
Argentine football is mostly known for producing outstandingly skillful players like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, but the country is a talent factory for coaches as well.
LILLE, France (AP) — Former Lille coach Marcelo Bielsa has been ordered to pay 300,000 euros ($370,000) in damages to the French soccer team after a court rejected his claim that the northern club should go into financial administration.
The court in Lille said Monday there was no legal ground for Bielsa's request. He can appeal the decision.
Lille fires coach Bielsa after suspended him last month
LILLE, France (AP) — Lille has fired coach Marcelo Bielsa after suspending him last month following poor results.
The club said in a brief statement on Friday it has "terminated the contract" with the Argentine coach.
After finishing 11th last season, Lille hired Bielsea with the lofty aim of qualifying for the Champions League.
Lille’s week goes from bad to worse with 3-0 loss in Ligue 1
PARIS (AP) — Lille's week went from bad to worse as the relegation-threatened team lost at Montpellier 3-0 in the French league on Saturday.
Lille suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa on Wednesday following poor results and hired a four-man coaching team to provisionally take charge.
However, Lille slipped to its second successive 3-0 defeat and remained two points from safety.
The visitors failed to clear the ball and Paul Lasne found Jerome Roussillon, who gave Montpellier an early lead.
French club Lille appoints interim four-man coaching team
LILLE, France (AP) — A four-man coaching team will take provisional charge of French soccer club Lille in the wake of Marcelo Bielsa's dismissal.
Lille says Fernando Da Cruz, Joao Sacramento, Benoit Delaval and Franck Mantaux will be in charge of the team until further notice.
Lille announced earlier this week that Bielsa had been suspended "as part of a procedure started by the club" following a 3-0 loss at Amiens.
Lille suspends coach Marcelo Bielsa
LILLE, France (AP) — French club Lille provisionally suspended coach Marcelo Bielsa on Wednesday following a string of poor results in the top tier.
The northern side said in a statement that Bielsa has been suspended "as part of a procedure started by the club." Lille did not elaborate.
Bielsa joined Lille this season but has failed to make the club competitive again, with the team second to last after 13 rounds.