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Marcelo Bielsa: Thirteen Steps to the Premier League

Lee Scott

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From the publisher:

In June 2018 Leeds United made an appointment that shocked the footballing world. Despite being stuck in the second tier of English football and tagged the Championship's perennial chokers, they attracted one of the most revered coaches in world football. What followed captivated the hearts and minds of Leeds United's legion of passionate supporters worldwide.

Marcelo Bielsa has crafted a team in his image, a team that plays in an almost bewildering attacking style with fluidity across the pitch. Leeds have become synonymous with exciting, attacking, vertical football and this style has seen them promoted back to the Premier League.

Professional football analyst Lee Scott explains how, breaking down the tactics that have made Leeds so successful during Bielsa's time. He shows just how they occupy spaces and overload defences; how they press and cut off passing lanes to deny the opposition space to attack in the defensive phase; and more than that, he delves into Bielsa's mindset, to explain what makes the Argentine mastermind tick.

The author:

Lee Scott is the author of Mastering the Premier League: The Tactical Concepts Behind Pep Guardiola's Manchester City and King Klopp: Rebuilding the Liverpool Dynasty. Lee is an experienced scout and opposition analyst having worked with St Mirren and Partick Thistle in the Scottish Professional Football League. Lee is also the lead analyst for Total Football Analysis, and he specialises in breaking down tactical concepts and explaining them in an easily relatable way. His first two books have proved hugely successful, having been translated into several different languages around the world.


Pitch Publishing
22 x 14 cm
272 pages
February 2021