Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted last month that his coaching staff had watched all of their opponents in training this season.
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Marcelo Bielsa is obsessed with details, so after paying $2.5m for Newell's Old Boys' new hotel, it was no surprise he had a say in every one.
Marcelo Bielsa didn't have to respond to "spying" accusations, but in the end he did it as only he knew how: with a 70-minute lesson for the media.
When Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa called an impromptu press conference, fans of the Championship leaders were worried. What followed was remarkable.
"We watched all the training sessions of the opponents before we played against them," Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa told reporters.
The English Football League has launched a formal investigation after Derby complained that Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa sent a spy to training.
It's only natural that Marcelo Bielsa would try to glean as much info as possible about rivals -- this type of 'spying' is common in South America.
Marcelo Bielsa has been reminded of his responsibilities after he sent a spy to watch Derby County's training session this week.
"I have to accept that in this country it's not something that is common, but it doesn't make me a person who cheats," Bielsa said of the incident.
"It's true, there was someone from Leeds there. The responsibility for this incident is mine," Bielsa said, adding he apologised to Frank Lampard.
The Western Sydney Wanderers will unveil their new $300-million stadium with a blockbuster friendly against Leeds United in July.
The Premier League club said they would play two friendlies in Perth, against A-League side Perth Glory on July 13 and Leeds four days later.
Leeds pulled off not one but two victories on Wednesday with comprehensive wins over Ipswich and, more unusually, One Direction star Niall Horan.
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